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Title
Seismic Retrofit Incentive Programs. A Handbook for Local Governments.
File
PB2008108258.pdf
Source
Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC., August 1994, 246 p.
Identifying Number(s)
FEMA-254
Abstract
This handbook assists local government officials in developing seismic retrofit incentive programs. The handbook summarizes several case studies that describe the steps that seven California cities have taken to promote and implement retrofitting in their communities. Included are sections on using zoning as an incentive to retrofit; local government finance options; a description of the Unreinforced Masonry Buildings (URM) law and of recent legislation; and liability implications and considerations in the event of an earthquake.
Keywords
; Emergency plans; Hazards; Buildings; Local government; Earthquake engineering; Case studies; Financing; Masonry; Communities; Seismic effects; California; Land use; Cities; Legislation; Retrofitting