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FEMA P-2090/NIST SP-1254. October 6, 2021.
FEMA P-2090/NIST SP-1254, Recommended Options for Improving the Built Environment for Post-Earthquake Reoccupancy and Functional Recovery Time
Current codes and standards for buildings and lifeline systems are primarily safety-based intending to protect life and public health, with few provisions targeting post-event recovery objectives. Most of the existing built environment does not comply with current codes and standards. As a result, the United States is exposed to significant risk from all forms of natural hazards that can affect communities through damage that results in injury and loss of life, lifeline service interruptions, displacement of residents, closure of businesses, and other economic and socio-cultural impacts. These risks cannot be eliminated but the resilience of our communities can be significantly improved by implementation of recovery-based codes, standards, and other policies. This webinar will present recommendations for (1) design and construction practices to improve the performance of lifeline infrastructure systems and buildings, and for (2) the planning and education activities and financial resources needed to implement these design and construction practices. These recommendations are described in the recently published FEMA P-2090, NIST SP-1254 report that was mandated by the 2018 reauthorization of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP), P.L. 115-307. The webinar speakers served as primary authors of the report.


Ronald T. Eguchi
CEO and Co-Founder at ImageCat, Inc.

NEHRP Mandate and Acknowledgements:
Michael Mahoney
Senior Geophysicist at FEMA

Buildings Presentation:
Ryan Kersting
Associate Principal/Structural Engineer at Buehler

Lifelines Presentation:
Craig Davis
CA Davis Engineering, Retired LADWP

Social Presentation:
Lucy Arendt
Professor at St. Norbert College

Ronald T. Eguchi
CEO and Co-Founder at ImageCat, Inc.

For more information, please visit: https://samueli.ucla.edu/fema-webinar-2021/

Oct 6, 2021 12:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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