This site was developed with support from the Federal Emergency Management Agency

Recommended Seismic Evaluation and Upgrade Criteria for Existing Welded Steel Moment-Frame Buildings (FEMA 351)


FEMAThis FEMA document was prepared by the SAC Joint Venture, a partnership of Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC), Applied Technology Council (ATC), and California Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering (CUREE). It provides recommended methods for evaluating the probable performance of existing steel moment-frame buildings in future earthquakes. It presents guidelines on how to retrofit these buildings for improved performance, a simplified procedure for estimating the probable post-earthquake repair costs, and methods for developing building-specific vulnerability and loss functions for steel moment-frame buildings. (2000, 2.6MB pdf)

Click here to download document.icon