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How to Evaluate Earth Quaked Damaged Concrete and Masonry Wall Buildings

Credit: 36 PDH or CE Hours
Course Fee: $324.00
261 pages

Course Summary:

The purpose of this document is to provide practical criteria and guidance for evaluating earthquake damage to buildings with primary lateral-force-resisting systems consisting of concrete or masonry walls or in filled frames.

This course is more on the analytical side, compared to our “How to visually screen buildings for seismic hazard”.

Learning Objective:

The procedures in this manual are intended to characterize the observed damage caused by the earthquake in terms of the loss in building performance capability. This information may be used to facilitate the settlement of insurance claims, the development of strategies for repair, or other purposes. The intended users of this document are primarily practicing engineers with experience in concrete and masonry design in seismic regions. Information in this document also may be useful to building owners, building officials insurance adjusters, and government agencies; however these users should consult with a qualified engineer for interpretation or specific application of the document.

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Course Content

Course Author: FEMA

Course 1

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Certificate of completion of the course

This course comes with a multiple-choice quiz. You can view the quiz and take the quiz if you are logged in your account. You can take the quiz for this online PDH course as many times until passed. The passing grade is 70% and above. After you pass the quiz simply follow the page, to pay for the course and print your certificate instantly. A copy of the certificate and receipt for this course will always be in your account.

This online PDH or CE course can also be used as a continuing education course for the following.


PE Civil Engineers

PE Structural Engineers

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