Tag: Federal Emergency Management Agency

CODE SIMPLE: ASCE 7-05 Table 12.2-1 Bearing Wall System vs. Building Frame System

The 2005 edition of the American Society of Civil Engineer’s Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures (ASCE 7-05) Section 11.2 defines "bearing wall system" and "building frame system" .

Communicating the damage: Post-disaster building placards and marks

In many communities, officials placard and mark structures after inspections. But, what are those colored placards and spray painted X's that adorn buildings after a disaster? Our authors describe the use of these markings.

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