Data Documentation Template and Earthquake Checklist: Earthquake Data Analysis Methodology: Non-Structural Retrofits of Buildings   [open pdf - 151KB]

Alternate Title: Benefit-Cost Analysis Data Documentation Template - Non-STructural Earthquake

"This data documentation template is designed to assist Benefit-Cost (BC) analysts in recording the data and methodologies utilized in their Benefit-Cost Analysis (BCA). BC analysts should keep in mind that a well-documented BCA means that a knowledgeable BC analyst should be able to re-create the BCA from the supporting documentation provided (with a Mitigation application submitted for funding) without any additional explanation. BC analysts should provide an electronic or paper copy of the full BCA to compliment any template or summary submitted to FEMA for review. Check with your State Hazard Mitigation Officer or FEMA Regional office to find out if a completed Data Documentation Template (DDT) is required with your grant application. This data documentation template is intended for Non-Structural Seismic Retrofits, including anchoring/bracing of contents, equipment, racks and library shelves, and non-structural building elements such as parapet walls, chimneys, elevators, HVAC ductwork and equipment, fire sprinkler systems, ceilings, generators etc. For BCA of Non-Structural Mitigation Projects, the Non-Structural Module (not the Full Data Module) must be used. For Non-Structural Mitigation projects it is always the value and seismic vulnerability (fragility) of only the specific elements being mitigated that are significant. The value and seismic vulnerability of the building as a whole does not enter into the analysis unless the building is so vulnerable to earthquake damage that undertaking non-structural mitigation measures does not make sense."

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