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Communicating with Owners and Managers of New Buildings on Earthquake Risk (FEMA 389)

FEMAThis FEMA publication educates building owners and managers on the seismic risk management tools that can be effectively and economically employed during the building development phase. Primarily intended for design professionals, the document introduces and discusses 1) seismic risk management and the development of a risk management plan, 2) emerging concepts in performance based seismic design, and 3) seismic design and performance issues related to six specific building occupancies: commercial office facilities, retail commercial facilities, light manufacturing facilities, health care facilities, local schools (K-12), and higher education (university) facilities.
(2004, 7.5MB pdf)

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