Upgrading Structures for Host and Risk Area Shelters
SCIENTIFIC SERVICE INC REDWOOD CITY CA
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This contract was initiated at a time when Civil Defense planning in the United States was predicted on the policy of Crisis Relocation planning, later called Emergency Operations Planning EOP. This policy assumed that a period of crisis buildup or international tension would permit the time required, a few days or weeks, to evacuate up to 80 percent of the population to host areas. Since 1975, Scientific Service, Inc. SSI has worked, first with DCPA, and then with FEMA, on extensive research relative to upgrading concepts for both structures and industrial equipment. Scientific Service, Inc. was selected by FEMA to conduct a five-year research program to provide the necessary engineering basis and guidance for the development of a set of manuals covering the upgrading of existing structures. This contract consisted of a basic contract and four one-year options however, the work plan was modified so as to eliminate the final option year. There is now a compilation of all of the available laboratory and field test data, research and prediction analysis, and basic drafts of six of the proposed eight upgrading manuals. The organization of this report is as follows Section 2 - A review of the testing, research, analysis, and data acquisition used for the development of the manuals, including tests conducted and data obtained from related programs and other sources. Section 3 - Overall view of manual development to date how charts and worksheets were developed. Section 4 - Recommendations of additional research requirements that became evident during the development of the manual.
- Civil Defense