ERIC Number: ED419374
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jul
Existing School Buildings: Incremental Seismic Retrofit Opportunities.
Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC.
The intent of this document is to provide technical guidance to school district facility managers for linking specific incremental seismic retrofit opportunities to specific maintenance and capital improvement projects. The linkages are based on logical affinities, such as technical fit, location of the work within the building, cost saving opportunities, and scheduling benefits. The key tool to be used to make these linkages is a series of matrices that represent a number of categories of maintenance/capital improvement projects typically undertaken by school districts. Users of the document will typically undertake the following sequence: (1) identify a maintenance/capital improvement project about to be planned or undertaken and go to the applicable matrix or matrices; (2) identify the building types in which the project will be undertaken and note all the applicable seismic retrofit opportunities; (3) review the applicable retrofit measure descriptions provided and incorporate some or all of the applicable measures; and (4) use risk analysis to help in prioritizing a large number of applicable retrofit measures. (Contains 21 line drawings.) (RJM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A