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 7, 2001

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At the annual Organizational Board meeting on January 20, 2001, the Applied Technology Council (ATC) Board of Directors elected officers for the Year 2001. Mr. Andrew (Andy) Merovich of A. T. Merovich & Associates, San Rafael, California, was elected President. During his five years on the Board, Andy has served as Secretary-Treasurer, Vice President, and on numerous ATC Board Committees. Succeeding Andy as Vice President is Mr. James Cagley of Cagley & Associates, Rockville, Maryland. Mr. Steve Pelham of Barrish, Pelham & Partners, Sacramento, California, was elected Secretary-Treasurer for a second term.

Board Meeting dates and places were set as follows:

  • April 28, 2001: Atlanta, Georgia (with visits to Georgia Tech laboratories and reception for local engineers and faculty)
  • July 28, 2001: Seattle, Washington (with possible visit to local structural engineering laboratories and reception for local engineers and faculty)
  • October 20, 2001: Sacramento, California (with breakfast meeting for California State agency representatives)
  • Jan 19, 2002 (tentative date): San Francisco, California (Annual and Organizational Meetings)

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..