The ATC-33d (FEMA 356) report was developed under a cooperative agreement between the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the American Society of Civil Engineers (Published 2000, 520 pages). It was published to encourage the wider application of the FEMA 273 Guidelines for the Seismic Rehabilitation of Buildings by converting it into mandatory language. Design professionals and building officials thus would have at their disposal a more specific reference document for making buildings more resistant to earthquakes. The document also provides a basis for a nationally recognized, ANSI-standard that would further help in disseminating and incorporating the approaches and technology of the prestandard into the mainstream of design and construction practices in the United States.
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