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The ATC-71-6 (FEMA P-154) report, FEMA P-154, Rapid Visual Screening of Buildings for Potential Seismic Hazards: A Handbook (Third Edition), was funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). (Published 2015, 388 pages)
This report is the third edition update of FEMA 154, which was originally developed by ATC for FEMA in 1988. The purpose of document is to provide a methodology to evaluate the seismic safety of a large inventory of buildings quickly and inexpensively, with minimum access to the buildings, and determine those buildings that require a more detailed examination. The objective of the Third Edition remains the same as its predecessors. Although some sections of the text remained unchanged from the Second Edition, the Third Edition incorporates several major enhancements, including updated data collection forms and scores, the addition of an optional more detailed page to the form, and the inclusion of additional building types. FEMA P-155, Rapid Visual Screening of Buildings for Potential Seismic Hazards: Supporting Documentation, documents the technical basis for the rapid visual screening procedure.
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