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These appeals for (1) the San Francisco City Hall (1994) and (2) the Psychiatric Hospital (part of the Los Angeles County Medical Center) (1995) were carried out because of disagreements over the appropriate seismic repairs and code required upgrades after (1) the Loma Prieta Earthquake and (2) the Northridge Earthquake.  They are two of the most elaborate and in-depth technical documents that FEMA has required for such appeals, and they have helped to shape the decisions on a number of subsequent appeals as well.  The Psychiatric Hospital appeal was the precursor to the FEMA 306-7-8 series of documents.  The ATC-43 project that resulted in the FEMA 306-8 series was originated by FEMA to help provide a stronger technical basis for avoiding the kind of disputes described in the Psychiatric Appeal in the future.  These reports are FEMA team projects.  Randolph Langenbach is a principle co-author.  They are republished here to allow access to the technical information they contain. 

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NISQUALLY EARTHQUAKE, Seattle                    WORLD TRADE CENTER ATTACK, New York City

 

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