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Typical Costs for Seismic Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings. Vol 1: Summary (FEMA 156, Second Edition)

FEMAThis FEMA publication provides a methodology to estimate the costs of seismic rehabilitation projects at various locations in the United States. This edition is based on a sample of almost 2,100 projects, with data collected using a standard protocol, strict quality control verification, and a reliability rating. A sophisticated statistical methodology applied to this database yields cost esitmates of increasing quality and reliability as more and more detailed information on the building inventory is used in the estimation process. Guidance is also provided to calculate the range of uncertainty associated with this process. (1994, 5.5 MB pdf)

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