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Guide and Checklist for Nonstructural Earthquake Hazards in California Schools

California Department of General Services logoProduced by the California Division of the State Architect (Dept. of General Services), this guide identifies potential earthquake hazards associated with nonstructural components of school buildings, and provides recommendations for mitigating those hazards. Nonstructural components include furnishings and equipment, electrical and mechanical fixtures, and architectural features such as suspended ceilings, partitions, cabinets and shelves. In general, nonstructural components and building contents become hazards when they slide, break, fall, or tip over during an earthquake. (2003, 454KB pdf)

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