Seismic Evaluation of Existing Buildings
|Publication Date:||1 January 2003|
This standard provides a three-tiered process for seismic evaluation of existing buildings in any level of seismicity (Section 2.5). Buildings are evaluated to either the Life Safety or Immediate Occupancy Performance Level (Section 2.4). The design of mitigation measures is not addressed in this standard.
This standard does not preclude a building from being evaluated by other well-established procedures based on rational methods of analysis in accordance with principles of mechanics and approved by the authority having jurisdiction (if any).