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U.S. Seismic Building Zone Map
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Building on shaky ground 
Homeowner's Guide to Retrofitting From Flooding 
Building Wind Speed Design Map
Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) Information Center 
Building Codes: The National Conference of States on Building Codes and Standards  
Building Codes: Northridge 
Building Codes: Florida Building Commission 
Simpson Strong-Tie -- Mechanical Building Connectors
EQE Earthquake Preparedness Guide 
Seismic Retrofitting of Non-Structural: 
Seismic Retrofitting to Avoid Disruption: 
Seismic Retrofitting to Protect Lifelines: 
Reinforcement of Highway Bridges: 
Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Cneter
Critical Facility Mitigation: for Hospitals 
Regulation of Unreinforced Masonry: 
Seismic Retrofitting of Buildings 
Acquisition/Relocation from Hazards: 
Earthquake Engineering Research 
Seismic Safety : Existing Buildings 
HUD Web Site Index 
FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program 
HUD Healthy Homes 
State U of NY -- Buffalo Wind Engineering 
Documents and Publications 
Rebuilding Your Home Sustainably
States and Federal Recovery Programs 
Operation Fresh Start 
Building Officials and Code Administrators
Southern Building Code Congress
International Conference of Building Officials 
Building Safety Evaluation Forms and Placards 
FEMA -- Hazard Mitigation and the BPAT Program 
Sweet's: The Construction Marketplace 
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Homeowner's Guide to Retrofitting Six Ways to Protect Your House From Flooding Call 1-800-737-8669 to get a copy of this important guide. Ask for publication FEMA 312. For copies of other FEMA publications, call 1-800-480-2520.


Business Continuity Planning and Preparation for Disasters

Residential Code Guides and Misc. Code Books
Southern Building Code Congress International -- Code Books
International Conference of Building Officials -- Code Books
Building Officials and Code Administrators International -- Code Books
Concrete Masonry And Steel Building Codes
The National Electrical Code Books


WASHINGTON October 28, 1997 --The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today issued a "one-of-a-kind" set of guidelines that will lead to safer communities in earthquake areas. The National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program Guidelines for Seismic Rehabilitation of Buildings and its companion Commentary are the result of a five-year effort involving hundreds of experts.
"For the first time, design professionals have at their disposal nationally applicable technical criteria appropriate for any building type or construction material," James Lee Witt, FEMA director, said. "The publications embody many concepts that never before have been applied systematically to earthquake safety for existing buildings and the standards are applicable anywhere in the country."
The NEHRP Guidelines for Seismic Rehabilitation of Buildings and Commentary, each nearly 400 pages, are currently being printed. Orders can be placed now by calling
Refer to Publications 273 and 274 respectively.

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