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Publication Citation: A Framework to Update the Plan to Coordinate NEHRP Post-Earthquake Investigations

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Author(s): William Holmes; Jonathan Bray; Thomas Holzer; Laurie Johnson; Jack Moehle; Sharon Wood;
Title: A Framework to Update the Plan to Coordinate NEHRP Post-Earthquake Investigations
Published: November 01, 2013
Abstract: In 2007, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) awarded a National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) "Earthquake Structural and Engineering Research" contract (SB1341-07-CQ-0019) to the NEHRP Consultants Joint Venture, a partnership between the Applied Technology Council (ATC) and the Consortium of Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering (CUREE), to conduct a variety of tasks, including Task Order 12-478 entitled, "Development of Updated NEHRP Post-Earthquake Investigations Strategy: Phase I." The objective of this project was to develop a framework that could be used to update the plan to coordinate NEHRP post-earthquake investigations, currently presented in USGS Circular 1242. The result is a series of issues, documented in this report, ranging from how and when the plan should be updated to the content and detail of specific elements that should be included in the plan. The issues, along with their recommended solutions, form a framework that may be used in the development of an updated plan.
Citation: NISTGCR - 149-917-29
Keywords: NEHRP Consultants Joint Venture, ATC, Program Plan, Post-Earthquake Investigations
Research Areas: Earthquake Hazards Reduction, Other Disaster and Failure Investigations
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