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Posted: Fri Dec 05, 2003 2:02 am Post subject: Delapidation Report
The link you have supplied is not valid and you might want to try the following. http://www.usphsengineers.org/EmergencyPreparedness/Reinforced%20Concrete%20 Structure%20Rapid%20Structural%20Safety%20Asse..pdf
If the above does not work, click on "Monitoring Damaged RCC" under the following page: http://www.usphsengineers.org/EmergencyPreparedness/default.htm
Unfortunately the document is hardly of any use for rapid screening. As you had mentioned FEMA provides some very good guidance for buildings in the US.
FEMA methodology is three tiered. Tier 1 is visual screening followed by limited testing and calculations. Later a Tier 2 is conducted of the deficient members and a major analysis and rehabilitation can be conducted per Tier3. Tier 1 and 2 as included in the pre-standard FEMA 310 includes some good checklist which can be used to point out possible weak links in the buildings. This pre-standard has now been made into a ASCE standard for the evaluation of existing buildings.
You can take a look at the FEMA 310 here: http://degankol.tempdomainname.com/0_0_Misc/0_1_FEMADocuments/fema310/prestn d.html
I hope this information is helpful to you.
- Aswin _________________________________ Aswin Rangaswamy, P.E. Structural Engineer Jacobs Facilities Inc. (www.jacobs.com ) Cypress, California
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