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Plan for Developing and Adopting Seismic Design Guidelines and Standards for Lifelines (FEMA 271)

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ISBN-10: 1484027809

ISBN-13: 9781484027806

Edition: N/A

Authors: Federal Emergency Agency

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Although earthquakes are an inevitable hazard, they are not inevitable disasters. Experiences in recent years have shown consistently that lifelines properly designed to resist earthquakes perform well in spite of severe earthquakes; those not so designed are subject to failure. Assessments of earthquake hazards indicate that one or more severe earthquakes can be expected to strike U.S. metropolitan areas in the next decade. Until actions are taken to improve the design and construction of lifelines, failures can be expected to result in substantial losses--estimated at billions of dollars and many lives for a single severe earthquake. The plan described in this document defines a process…    
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Book details

List price: $17.99
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication date: 4/3/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 76
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.18" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English