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Rapid Visual Screening of Buildings for Potential Seismic Hazards: A Handbook. 2nd Edition (FEMA 154)

FEMAThis FEMA handbook presenta a method to quickly identify, inventory, and rank buildings posing risk of death, injury, or severe curtailment in use following an earthquake. The Rapid Visual Screening (RVS) procedure can be used by trained personnel to identify potentially hazardous buildings with a 15- to 30-minute exterior inspection, using a data collection form included in the handbook. The target audiences for this guide are building officials, engineers, architects, building owners, emergency managers, and interested citizens. (2002, 18MB pdf)

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