The report, Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves: An Independent Study to Assess Future Savings from Mitigation Activities, Volume 2: Study Documentation, was developed under a contract with the National Institute of Building Sciences under the ATC-61 project. (Published 2005, 366 pages)
ABSTRACT: The congressionally mandated independent study to assess future savings from mitigation activities has been completed and delivered to Congress. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) commissioned the project that started in 2000. The study was conducted in two phases resulting in two reports. For Phase II a Project Management Committee (PMC) was established with a coordinating Project Manager. The committee reviewed Requests for Qualifications (RFQs) and subsequent Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and after thorough consideration selected the Applied Technology Council (ATC) to conduct the study. Oversight was provided by the MMC Board.
Phase I of the study identified the data needed for the assessment and reviewed potential methods for assessing the benefits of hazard mitigation measures. It is a detailed work plan and budget estimate for conduct of Phase II. The effort was conducted by an expert committee possessing experience and expertise in various aspects of hazard mitigation and benefit assessment.
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