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Guide to Identify & Manage Seismic Risks of Buildings for Local Governments

Publication developed by CSSC in March 2017.





Description: This guidebook presents a broad four-step process, with many different options, to help local governments identify and reduce the risks presented by older buildings. It also summarizes California’s relevant laws and regulations. The Four Steps to Managing Collapse Risk Buildings outlined in the report include:

  • Step 1: Create Opportunities for Education, Dialogue, and Public/ Private Participation in Decisions about Buildings
  • Step 2: Estimate the Size and Nature of Collapse Risk
  • Step 3: Develop and Consider Options for Identifying and Mitigating Collapse Risks
  • Step 4: Other Key Management Considerations


For each step, success stories in different jurisdictions are described.

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