Seismic Design and Retrofit for Schools

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Statewide Seismic Needs Assessment Using Rapid Visual Screening (RVS). Covers the enactment of an Oregon statewide seismic needs assessment that includes seismic safety surveys of K-12 public school buildings and community college buildings that have a capacity of 250...
Statewide Seismic Needs Assessment: Implementation of Oregon 2005 Senate Bill 2 Relating to Public Safety, Earthquakes, and Seismic Rehabilitation of Public Buildings Report to the Seventy-fourth Oregon Legislative Assembly. Provides an inventory and estimated replacement cost of 3,352 Oregon public buildings, of which public schools represent 97 percent of the total enrollment for the 2005-06 academic year. Excluding... 12/31/2006
Strengthening School Buildings to Resist Earthquakes: Progress in European Countries. Reviews progress in programs for screening, evaluating and strengthening existing vulnerable buildings, including schools, in high-risk areas in Europe. It is argued that legislation is needed to... 12/31/2003
Structural Renovation of Buildings: Methods, Details, and Design Examples. Practical tips, methods, and design examples on all aspects of structural renovation and strengthening of buildings, with a focus on low and midrise buildings. Covers repairing deteriorated concrete... 12/31/1999
Supporting Local Seismic Experts: Experiences in Nepal and India. Discusses the development of local expertise in Nepal and India. The obstacles to the development of local expertise in Nepal are presented, in addition to the work of the National Society of... 12/31/2003
Taking an Initial Step towards Improving Earthquake Safety in Schools: Ad Hoc Experts' Group Report on Earthquake Safety in Schools. Presents the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's ad hoc Experts' Group on Earthquake Safety in Schools unanimous recommendation to the that the OECD organizaiont urgent... 12/31/2003
The Earthquake Threat to BC's School Children: Vancouver. Reviews earthquake risk to Vancouver's school facilities, comparing the city's lack of mitigation efforts to more aggressive programs in Seattle and California. The cost of seismically... 05/31/2003
The Field Act and Public School Construction: A 2007 Perspective. Post-earthquake studies conducted by engineers and researchers over the past 20 years have conclusively proven that public schools constructed under the Field Act, when subjected to destructive... 01/31/2007
The Future of the Field Act for Public Schools. Summarizes the Seismic Safety Commission's efforts to evaluate the Field Act, it's findings, and recommendations. The Field Act was enacted in California in 1933 after the Long Beach... 02/10/1999
This is Not a Drill! Discusses campus-wide emergency alert systems, using UCLA's BruinAlert and its successful engagement after a July 28, 2008 earthquake as an example. UCLA's selection process, along with the... 09/30/2008
Towards Effective Mitigation and Emergency Response in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Describes the performance of educational buildings in FYROM in recent earthquakes, such as the Skopje earthquake in 1963, where 57% of the total urban school building stock was destroyed. It also... 12/31/2003
Translating Earthquake Hazard Mitigation Measures from One Country to Another: A Case Study. Presents a collaborative program by the Applied Technology Council in the United States and the Servizio Sismico Nazionale (National Seismic Service) in Italy to improve seismic safety in Italian... 12/31/2003
Turning Schools From Death Traps Into Havens. Discusses efforts by an international coalition of engineers, safety and community activists, earthquake experts and disaster agency officials trying to transform schools from death traps into havens... 05/26/2008
Unacceptable Risk: Earthquake Hazard Mitigation in One California School District. Hazard Mitigation Case Study. The PTA in Berkeley was dissatisfied with their school's earthquake preparedness and took their concerns to the district, as well as involved the larger PTA Council. The Hayward fault in... 12/31/1992
Vulnerability Assessment of Selected Buildings Designated as Shelters: Anguilla. Educational facilities in the Caribbean often serve roles as shelters during natural hazards, but they often sustain as much damage as other buildings. This study investigated the physical... 12/31/1997
Vulnerability Assessment of Selected Buildings Designated as Shelters: Antigua and Barbuda. Educational facilities in the Caribbean often serve roles as shelters during natural hazards, but they often sustain as much damage as other buildings. This study investigated the physical... 12/31/1997
Vulnerability Assessment of Selected Buildings Designated as Shelters: Dominica. Educational facilities in the Caribbean often serve roles as shelters during natural hazards, but they often sustain as much damage as other buildings. This study investigated the physical... 12/31/1997
Vulnerability Assessment of Selected Buildings Designated as Shelters: Grenada. Educational facilities in the Caribbean often serve roles as shelters during natural hazards, but they often sustain as much damage as other buildings. This study investigated the physical... 12/31/1997
Vulnerability Assessment of Selected Buildings Designated as Shelters: St. Kitts - Nevis. Educational facilities in the Caribbean often serve roles as shelters during natural hazards, but they often sustain as much damage as other buildings. This study investigated the physical... 12/31/1997

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