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FEMA E-74 Reducing the Risks of Nonstructural Earthquake Damage

The purpose of this version of FEMA 74, FEMA E-74 Reducing the Risks of Nonstructural Earthquake Damage—A Practical Guide, Fourth Edition, is the same as for the original: to explain the sources of nonstructural earthquake damage in simple terms and to provide methods for reducing potential risks. Since nonstructural failures have accounted for the majority of earthquake damage in several recent U.S. earthquakes, it is critical to raise awareness of potential nonstructural risks, the costly consequences of nonstructural failures, and the opportunities that exist to limit future losses.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • How to Use This Guide
  • Chapter 1. Introduction
    • 1.1. Purpose
    • 1.2. Intended Audience
    • 1.3. Regional Applicability
    • 1.4. Limitations
  • Chapter 2. Behavior of Nonstructural Components
    • 2.1 Definitions
    • 2.2 Causes of Nonstructural Damage
    • 2.3 Extent of Nonstructural Damage
    • 2.4 Importance of Nonstructural Damage
    • 2.5 Common Types of Nonstructural Earthquake Damage
  • Chapter 3. Survey and Assessment Procedures for Existing Buildings
    • 3.1 Survey of Nonstructural Components
    • 3.2 Estimating Seismic Risk
  • Chapter 4. Nonstructural Risk Reduction for Existing Buildings
    • 4.1 Program Objectives and Scope
    • 4.2 Design Considerations
    • 4.3 Project Planning and Implementation Strategies
    • 4.4 Responsibility and Program Management
    • 4.5 Cost Benchmarks—Examples
  • Chapter 5. Nonstructural Risk Reduction for New Buildings
    • 5.1 Program Objectives and Scope
    • 5.2 Design Considerations
    • 5.3 Building Code Requirements
    • 5.4 Responsibility and Project Management
  • Chapter 6. Seismic Protection of Nonstructural Components
    • 6.1 Protective Measures
    • 6.2 Nonstructural Component Examples
    • 6.3 Architectural Component Examples
    • 6.4 Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) Component Examples
    • 6.5 Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment (FF&E) and Content Examples
    • 6.6 Installation Notes, Safety Warnings and Additional Guidelines
  • Chapter 7. Post-Earthquake Data Collection
  • Appendix A. Specification
  • Appendix B. Responsibility Matrix
  • Appendix C. Nonstructural Inventory Form
  • Appendix D. Nonstructural Earthquake Hazards Checklists
    • Architectural Components Checklist
    • Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) Components Checklist
    • Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment (FF&E) and Contents Checklist
    • Emergency Systems Checklist
  • Appendix E. Nonstructural Risk Ratings
    • Architectural Components Seismic Risk Ratings
    • Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) Seismic Risk Ratings
    • Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment (FF&E) and Contents Seismic Risk Ratings
  • Appendix F. Post-Earthquake Data Collection Forms
  • Appendix G. List of Resources Related to Nonstructural Components
    • Table G-1 Codes and Standards Related to Nonstructural Components
    • Table G-2 Guidance Documents Related to Nonstructural Components
    • Table G-3 Nonproprietary Details and Other Resources for Nonstructural Components
    • Table G-4 Proprietary Details and Products for the Protection of Nonstructural Components
    • Table G-5 Recent and Ongoing Research Related to Nonstructural Components
  • Appendix H. Glossary
  • Appendix I. References
  • Appendix J. Project Participants
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12/22/2015 - 17:17