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Incremental Seismic Rehabilitation of School Buildings (K-12)

Krimgold, Frederick; Hattis, David; Green, Melvyn

FEMA Distribution Center


Asserting that the strategy of incremental seismic rehabilitation makes it possible for schools to get started now on improving earthquake safety, this manual provides school administrators with the information necessary to assess the seismic vulnerability of their buildings and to implement a program of incremental seismic rehabilitation for those buildings. The manual consists of three parts. Part A, “Critical Decisions for Earthquake Safety in Schools,” is for superintendents, board members, business managers, principals, and other policy makers who will decide on allocating resources for earthquake mitigation. Part B, “Managing the Process for Earthquake Risk Reduction in Existing School Buildings,” is for school district facility managers, risk managers, and financial managers who will initiate and manage seismic mitigation measures. Part C, “Tools for Implementing Incremental Seismic Rehabilitation in School Buildings,” is for school district facility managers, or those otherwise responsible for facility management, who will implement incremental seismic rehabilitation programs.

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