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Rapid Visual Screening of Buildings for Potential Seismic Hazards: Supporting Documentation. Second Edition (FEMA 155)


FEMAThis companion document to the Rapid Visual Screening (RVS) handbook (FEMA 154) provides the technical basis for the updated RVS procedure. The document summarizes results from the efforts to solicit user feedback and describes in detail the development of the Basic Structural Hazard Score and the Score Modifier. This document can be ordered from FEMA’s website.