FEMA IS 008.A Building for the Earthquakes of Tomorrow

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The Study Guide for FEMA IS 8.A Building for the Earthquakes of Tomorrow: Complying with Executive Order 12699 Test Answers included.

Course Overview

Since the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act was passed in 1977, many actions have been taken to improve seismic safety. Executive Order 12699, “Seismic Safety of Federal and Federally Assisted or Regulated New Building Construction,” signed by President Bush in January 1990 is a significant Federal seismic risk reduction action. This Executive Order requires all new Federal, federally assisted, and federally regulated buildings to be appropriately seismic resistant. Among new construction affected are all buildings financed, either partially or fully, with Federal grants or federally guaranteed loans.

Because this Executive Order is so wide reaching, covering everything from single-family dwellings to large Federal complexes across the nation, a training course was needed to provide the tools, information, and planning guidance for those people affected by the Executive Order. The purpose of this course is to provide individuals in State and local governments, and the building and financial industries, with information about the requirements of the Executive Order and how they will be implemented. The course is also intended to provide the student with basic knowledge about earthquakes and how buildings can be built to be safe during an earthquake.

Description from IS 8.A: Building for the Earthquakes of Tomorrow: Complying with Executive Order 12699

Example Questions

1. The NEHRP Provisions addressed effective methods of seismic design and construction of:
a. buildings in high risk areas.
b. buildings in moderate risk areas.
c. buildings in low risk areas.
d. All of the above.

2. Which of the following activities may be considered mitigation?
a. Emergency medical services to individuals following an earthquake.
b. Post earthquake reconstruction.
c. Adoption of zoning.
d. Establishment of temporary housing.

3. NEHRP was created as a result of:
a. Executive Order 12699.
b. Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act.
c. ICSSC recommendations.
d. Nuclear Regulatory Commission mandate.

4. In order to make the construction of seismically safe buildings economically possible, the ICSSC drafted Executive Order 12699 to mandate that a building should be designed to prevent:
a. damage.
b. collapse.
c. defacement.
d. All of the above.

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