**FREE FOR DOWNLOAD** An electronic copy of this report is available from the FEMA library.
This report, Seismic
Evaluation of Older Concrete Buildings for Collapse Potential (FEMA
P-2018), provides a simplified methodology for evaluating collapse resistance
using simplified estimates of drift demand. The calculations have been
intentionally simplified; however, the underlying criteria are based on
probabilistic concepts and structural reliability theory. Development of the procedures
included testing of the methodology by practicing engineers in several rounds
of trial evaluations, and vetting of the methodology in a series of annual
workshops. All of this was used to adjust and improve the methodology
throughout the development process.
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