Now Available! FEMA P-2090/ NIST SP-1254 Special Report

The joint FEMA P-2090/ NIST SP-1254 Special Report, Recommended Options for Improving the Built Environment for Post-Earthquake Reoccupancy and Functional Recovery Time, is available for immediate download.  This report was requested by Congress as part of the most recent National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) reauthorization, and is the work of a Committee of Experts including more than 30 individuals from federal agencies, nongovernmental organizations, private sector entities, disaster management professional associations, engineering professional associations, and professional construction and homebuilding industry associations.

The report provides options in the form of recommendations, tasks, and alternatives for improving the built environment to increase resilience and reduce the impacts of future natural hazard events.  It includes one overarching recommendation and six additional supporting recommendations. Across all recommendations, there are 17 tasks identifying necessary actions and nine possible alternative actions needed for implementation.  Finally, the report includes an assessment of the recommendations and describes a path forward for implementation.  

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July 18, 1998

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The first Applied Technology Council Awards Dinner, held on July 18th, 1998 at the San Francisco Marriott was conceived to honor certain ATC project participants for extraordinary service on completed ATC projects. For the first Awards Ceremony, two award categories were defined. The "ATC Award for Excellence"--ATC's premier award--recognizes individuals for extraordinary achievement in a given technical area or other ATC activity. The second Award category recognizes "Significant Contributions" on a major ATC project. In selecting award winners, the ATC Awards Committee considered participants in all completed ATC projects since its inception in the early 1970's. Staff and Directors involved in the selection process were not eligible to receive an award.

ATC envisions conducting a second awards dinner in the next 3 to 5 years. The first dinner (black tie preferred) was attended by approximately 130 members of the engineering and scientific community (and their guests).

Awards Presented:

  1. Extraordinary Achievement in Earthquake Damage and Loss Estimation
  2. Extraordinary Achievement in Transferring Earth Science Research Information to Design Practitioners
  3. Extraordinary Achievement in Seismic Design and Retrofit of Bridges
  4. Extraordinary Achievement in Seismic Evaluation of Buildings
  5. Extraordinary Achievement in Seismic Rehabilitation of Buildings
  6. Significant Contributions in Seismic Rehabilitation of Buildings
  7. Extraordinary Achievement in Postearthquake Safety Evaluation of Buildings
  8. Extraordinary Achievement in Seismic Design of New Buildings
  9. Extraordinary Services as Project Engineering Panel Member
  10. Extraordinary Achievement in Technical Report Development
  11. Technical Management of an Award Winning Project
  12. Extraordinary Contributions as Project Officer
  13. Extraordinary Lifetime Contributions to ATC Projects and Board of Directors


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