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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February 8, 2002

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At the annual Organizational Board meeting on January 26, 2002, the Applied Technology Council (ATC) Board of Directors elected officers for the Year 2002. Mr. James R. Cagley of Cagley & Associates, Rockville, Maryland, was elected President. During his four years on the Board, Jim has served as Vice-President and as an At-Large member of the Executive Committee. The new Vice President is Mr. Stephen H. Pelham of Barrish, Pelham & Partners, Sacramento, California. Mr. Anthony B. Court of Curry Price Court, San Diego, California, was elected Secretary-Treasurer.

Board Meeting dates and places were set as follows:

  • Saturday, April 27, 2002: Seattle, Washington (possibly to be preceded by a Board reception for selected participants of the North American Steel Construction Conference on April 26) or San Francisco Bay area, California
  • Saturday, July 27, 2002: San Francisco Bay area, California
  • Saturday, October 19, 2002: Washington, DC (to be preceded by meetings with Federal and State agency officials on October 18)
  • Saturday, January 25, 2003: San Francisco Bay area, California

For more information, contact Gerald Brady at the Applied Technology Council, 555 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 550, Redwood City, California 94065; Phone, 650/595-1542; Fax, 650/593-2320; e-mail, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..