FEMA 454 Designing for Earthquakes: A Manual for Architects  


The need for updating this publication was prompted by the fact that literature on natural hazard mitigation directed towards the architectural profession is scarce, in spite of the fact that architects can make a significant contribution to hazard risk reduction. While many textbooks exist on the design of structures and the nature of earthquakes, they are of a specialist nature, directed to their own disciplines, and written in their own special language.