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Global Topics Report on the Prestandard and Commentary for the Seismic Rehabilitation of Buildings

Cover photo for the document: Global Topics Report on the Prestandard and Commentary for the Seismic Rehabilitation of Buildings
This report provides a narrative discussion and record of the technical changes made to the NEHRP Guidelines for the Seismic Rehabilitation of Buildings (FEMA 273) to develop the Prestandard and Commentary for the Seismic Rehabilitation of Buildings (FEMA 356). Included is a brief discussion of new concepts introduced to the engineering profession in the original Guidelines and Commentary (FEMA 274).