Post-Disaster Building Safety Evaluation Guidance: Report on the Current State of Practice, Including Recommendations Related to Structural and Nonstructural Safety and Habitability [open pdf - 12MB]
From the Executive Summary: "Section 1241(a) of the 'Disaster Recovery Reform Act' (DRRA) of 2018 requires the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to publish a report providing guidance on the best practices for post-disaster evaluation of buildings for both structural safety and habitability. This 'Guide' summarizes and references best practice guideline documents, identifies recommended improvements and needs, and provides interim recommendations for issues without best practice guidance. The following incident types are covered: earthquakes; hurricanes; floods; tornadoes; tsunamis; landslides and other land instabilities; volcanoes; snow, hail, and ice storms; fire; and explosions. This 'Guide' can be a reference for any post-incident evaluation process and is not limited by the scale or official declaration of a disaster."
FEMA P-2055; Federal Emergency Management Agency P-2055
Federal Emergency Management Agency: https://www.fema.gov/