Now Available! Update of FEMA P-58 Series

ATC is pleased to announce the availability of the FEMA P-58 Series, Seismic Performance Assessment of Buildings, Methodology and Implementation, prepared by the Applied Technology Council (ATC) for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

FEMA P-58 Volumes 1-3 were originally published in 2012. A revised version of these volumes, plus four new volumes, new tools, and background documentation are all now available for immediate download.

Now Available!

FEMA P-2012, Assessing Seismic Performance of Buildings with Configuration Irregularities


** March 1, 2006: Software temporarily unavailable until update process is completed **

The Applied Technology Council (ATC) is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the ATC-20i Mobile Postearthquake Building Safety Evaluation Data Acquisition System (Version 1.0). This personal digital assistant (PDA) application has been developed to facilitate the collection and management of postearthquake safety inspections of earthquake-damaged buildings using the ATC-20 procedures released by ATC in 1989 (ATC-20 Report, ATC-20-1 Field Manual) and updated in 1995 (ATC-20-2 Report). The ATC-20i PDA application enables engineers and building officials to complete the ATC-20 rapid and detailed evaluation forms in the field, print posting placards in the field, and submit the data electronically to the ATC server, where it is stored and tabulated for use by the jurisdictions affected by the earthquake. The application operates on PDAs using Palm Software.

The ATC-20i PDA application is available in two versions: (1) a licensed version that is licensed annually for a small fee; and (2) a freeware version that allows data acquisition in the field, without the possibility of transmission to the ATC server (the freeware version expires after 30 uses). To purchase the software license, go to our online store, under Product Index select ATC-Reports: Building Seismic Hazard Mitigation; then select Postearthquake Damage and Safety Evaluation of Buildings. Here you will find all ATC''s guidelines and related materials for postearthquake evaluation and repair of damaged buildings, including the ATC-20i cost and licensing procedure. Upon verification of your purchace, you will receive an e-mail containing specific instructions for downloading the software, and a temporary password, which you may change after installation.


What's New?

What's New? The ATC Hazards by Location website allows the user to find site-specific basic wind speeds, ground snow loads, tornado design wind loads, and seismic loads used in the standards published by the American Society of Civil Engineers, National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program, and International Building Code. This website was developed with the financial help of the ATC Endowment Fund, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), and Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA), and is free of charge to users.

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Available Products. The library of completed ATC products includes more than 100 publications on key issues in structural, earthquake, wind, and coastal engineering.  Some are available as free downloads and others can be purchased through ATC’s newly updated online store.   More…

Projects. With funding from various government agencies and the ATC Endowment Fund, ATC is actively engaged in a broad range of funded technical projects to mitigate the effects of natural and other hazards on the built environment.

Events. Periodically ATC conducts seminars, conferences, workshops, webinars, and other meetings to document and advance the state of structural engineering practice and to identify research needs.  Registration for these events can be made through the “Events” section of this website.  ATC also has the ability to provide an instructor to conduct your ATC-20 and ATC-45 in-person trainings, and information about these options is available under On Demand Training in the Product menu above.