ERIC Number: ED438696
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
A Guidebook to FEMA 154--Rapid Visual Screening of Buildings for Potential Seismic Hazards. A Handbook for Use in the Screening of School Buildings.
Building Technology, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.
This companion guidebook augments the Federal Emergency Management Agency's publication entitled "FEMA 154, Rapid Visual Screening of Buildings for Potential Seismic Hazards: A Handbook." The guidebook, which provides assistance in the use of the Rapid Screening Procedure (RSP), is intended for use by public school districts with relatively large numbers of buildings (e.g., 30 or more). RSP is a process aimed at quickly and easily identifying those buildings that might pose a risk to loss of life or injury, or to severe curtailment of community services, in the event of a damaging earthquake. The guidebook offers additional explanatory and supportive information for school districts that wish to conduct a more comprehensive RSP effort than simply a "sidewalk" survey. It requires a side-by-side reading with "FEMA 154." Appendices present earthquake problems of elementary and secondary schools and modified data collection forms. (GR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Building Technology, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.