Reducing the Risks of Nonstructural Earthquake Damage—A Practical Guide, Fourth…

December 12, 2011


Reducing the Risks of Nonstructural Earthquake Damage—A Practical Guide, Fourth Edition (FEMA E-74)
Course Description

Nonstructural components of buildings include all elements that are not part of the structural system; that is, the architectural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, as well as furniture, fixtures, equipment, and other contents. During the recent earthquakes in Chile, New Zealand, Japan, Virginia and other earlier earthquakes in California, Washington, and other parts of the U.S., nonstructural failures have accounted for the majority of damage and injuries. In many cases, businesses, schools, hospitals, and other organizations had to spend excessive time and dollars for clean up and repair due to nonstructural failures; therefore impeding continued operations and rapid recovery. Moreover, nonstructural component failures also impeded safe evacuation, delayed rescue, and caused additional hazards such as fire resulting in serious life safety issues.

This FEMA-sponsored 1 ½ hour webinar describes the sources and types of nonstructural earthquake damage and the effective methods and guidance that individuals and organizations can use to take action now before the next earthquake and minimize future injuries and property losses from nonstructural risks.
Target Audience

Building owners, facility managers, local officials, engineers, architects, small businesses, and emergency managers in the West Coast.
Webinar Information

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm PST

Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Webinar Link:
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Audio: Dial 1 (888) 387-8686, Conference ID: 5416036
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Materials: FEMA E-74 is available online. A copy of the presentation will be provided to the participants and a recording of the webinar will be made available via
Contact Information

For questions or additional information regarding this webinar, please contact [email protected]
More Information

This training is supported by the National Earthquake Technical Assistance Program (NETAP).

FEMA E-74 Webinar Flyer West Coast 12-13-2011.pdf

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