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THE FEMA EARTHQUAKE PROGRAM PUBLICATIONS
EXISTING BUILDING SERIES

• FEMA 154, Rapid Visual Screening of Buildings for Potential Seismic Hazards, (ATC, 1988, updated 2002) provides a procedure that can be rapidly implemented to identify buildings that are potentially seismically hazardous using the "Rapid Visual Screening" (RVS) methodology. It is intended for use by design professionals and others to mitigate the damaging effects of earthquakes on existing buildings. 

• FEMA 310, Handbook for Seismic Evaluation of Buildings—A Prestandard (ASCE, 1998), which provides a procedure to inspect in detail a given building to evaluate its seismic resisting capacity (an updated version of the FEMA 178 NEHRP Handbook for the Seismic Evaluation of Existing Buildings [BSSC, 1992]). The FEMA 310 Handbook is ideally suited for use on those buildings identified by the FEMA 154 RVS procedure as potentially hazardous. FEMA 310 is expected to be superseded in 2002 by ASCE 31, a standard of the American Society of Civil Engineers approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). References in this Handbook to FEMA 310 should then refer to ASCE 31. 

• FEMA 356, Prestandard and Commentary for the Seismic Rehabilitation of Buildings (ASCE, 2000), which provides recommended procedures for the seismic rehabilitation of buildings with inadequate seismic capacity, as determined, for example, by a FEMA 310 (or FEMA 178) evaluation. The FEMA 356 Prestandard is based on the guidance provided in the FEMA 273 NEHRP Guidelines for the Seismic Rehabilitation of Buildings (ATC, 1997a), and companion FEMA 274 Commentary on the NEHRP Guidelines for the Seismic Rehabilitation of Buildings (ATC, 1997b). 

 

 

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