Buildings and Infrastructure Protection Series: Integrated Rapid Visual Screening of Buildings [open pdf - 36MB]
"The methodology, referred to as the integrated rapid visual screening (IRVS) for buildings, was developed by the DHS [Department of Homeland Security] Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T), Infrastructure Protection and Disaster Management Division (IDD), and public- and private-sector stakeholders involved in the design, operation, and management of critical infrastructure. The IRVS is intended to provide an assessment of the risk and resilience of the buildings in our Nation's cities and communities that can be used by law enforcement, the design community, building managers, and first responders. […] The result of an IRVS for buildings is a quantifiable assessment of the risk to a given building to a terrorist attack or natural disaster that leads to catastrophic losses (fatalities, injuries, damage, or business interruption) and a quantifiable assessment of the resiliency of the building (ability to recovery from such an event). The methodology is intended to be applicable nationwide for all conventional building types."
Buildings and Infrastructure Protection Series, BIPS 04/September 2011
United States. Dept. of Homeland Security: http://www.dhs.gov/