BIPS 08 Field Guide for Building Stabilization and Shoring Techniques  


This guide is a field reference book for vertical shoring, lateral shoring, and in-situ rapid strengthening and/or repair of damaged building components. This guide refines and expands on the information provided in the existing US&R Structures Specialist Field Operations Guide (FOG). This guide includes concise information - including descriptive graphics – on the current FEMA developed builtin-place shoring systems, newly designed and tested builtin-place shoring systems, the results of the most recent testing of built-in-place shoring systems, and a system by system discussion of the relevant characteristics of Manufactured Shoring and Repair and Strengthening techniques that may be able to be adapted to rescue operations. Also included in this Guide is expanded information on Building Size-Up and new Shoring Size-up information.