ERIC Number: ED451694
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-May
Reference Count: N/A
School Facilities Manual: Nonstructural Protection Guide. Safer Schools, Earthquake Hazards, Nonstructural. Second Edition.
Noson, Linda Lawrance; Perbix, Todd W.
This guide addresses the strengthening of nonstructural elements of a school building to resist earthquake-induced damaged and improve school building safety in Washington State regions with notable earthquake activity. Nonstructural elements include the decorative details and those functional building parts and contents which support the activities in, and the performance of, the building such as mechanical and electrical systems, furnishings and equipment, and necessary hazardous materials. The first section discusses earthquake activity in Washington, earthquake-induced damage to Washington schools, the causes of earthquake damage, the school district nonstructural protection program, and the use of school site teams. The second section presents inventory forms and inventory process for nonstructural elements. A revision of this section is included at the end of the guide. The third section provides the details for protecting nonstructural elements from earthquake-induced damage. Appendices include a vendors list, a draft list of district manager access to database tables, and an examination of the Seattle Project Impact Pilot Test of the Seattle Public Schools Nonstructural Protection Program. (Contains 10 references.) (GR)
For full text: http://www.k12.wa.us/facilities.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Parents; Practitioners
Sponsor: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Seattle Public Schools, WA.; Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Identifiers - Location: Washington