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NIST GCR 11-917-12 Standards of Seismic Safety for Existing Federally Owned and Leased Buildings -- ICSSC Recommended Practice 8 (RP 8)

In response to Public Law 101-614 and Executive Order 12941, the Interagency Committee on Seismic Safety in Construction (ICSSC) issued the first edition of Standards of Seismic Safety for Existing Federally Owned or Leased Buildings in 1994 as Recommended Practice 4 (RP 4) and the second edition, in 2002, as RP 6. This edition, designated Recommended Practice 8 (RP 8), is a revision of RP 6.

The intent of this Standards document is to identify common minimum evaluation and mitigation measures for all Federal departments and agencies and to ensure that all Federal entities have balanced agency-conceived and -controlled seismic safety programs for their existing owned or leased buildings. Since the issuance of RP 6, several Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) pre-standards have become national consensus standards issued by the American Society of Civil Engineers/Structural Engineering Institute (ASCE/SEI), some of which are being updated, and FEMA has continued to publish guidance documents related to the evaluation and retrofitting of existing buildings. These documents are referenced and cited throughout this 2011 edition of the Standards (RP 8).

39 pages
12-2011 624 KB
NIST Handbook 135 Life-Cycle Costing Manual for the Federal Energy Management Program 1995 3.4 MB
NIST SP 774 Directory of U.S. Private Sector Product Certification Programs 12-1989 373 KB
NISTIR 85-3273-26 Energy Price Indices and Discount Factors for Life-Cycle Cost Analysis - 2011; Annual Supplement to NIST Handbook 135 and NBS Special Publication 709
This is the 2011 edition of energy price indices and discount factors for performing life-cycle cost analyses of energy and water conservation and renewable energy projects in federal facilities. It will be effective from April 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012. This publication supports the federal life-cycle costing methodology described in 10 CFR 436A and OMB Circular A-94 by updating the energy price projections and discount factors that are described, explained, and illustrated in NIST Handbook 135 (HB 135, Life-Cycle Costing Manual for the Federal Energy Management Program.) It supports private-sector life-cycle cost analysis by updating the energy price indices that are described, explained, and illustrated in NBS Special Publication 709 (SP 709).
81 pages
09-2011 313 KB
NISTIR 5329 Manual for Ventilation Assessment in Mechanically Ventilated Commercial Buildings 01-01-1994 856 KB