Best Practices

Mitigation Webpages and Documents

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA):

National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program (NEHRP): Mitigation Success Stories
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI): Mitigation Center
California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES): Hazard Mitigation Web Portal

Hazard Mitigation Strategies (by topic)

Non-Structural Mitigation resources and best practices can be found here.

Building and Design Codes

California Seismic Safety Commission: Improving Natural Gas Safety in Earthquakes (2003 WSSPC Award)

California Seismic Safety Commission: The Commercial Property Guide to Earthquake Safety (1999 WSSPC Award)

California Seismic Safety Commission: The Homeowner’s Guide to Earthquake Safety

Hawaii State Earthquake Advisory Board Local Adoption of Seismic Zone 4 Upgrade (2001 WSSPC Award)

Seismic Improvement of Unreinforced Masonry Dwellings Guide (1997 WSSPC Award)

Residential Buildings

ABAG Home Quake Safety Toolkit & Outreach Education Program (2004 National Award)

Commercial Projects

WorkSafe Technologies: ISO-Base Seismic Isolation Platform (2004 National Awards Winner)

Schools and Emergency Facilities

Kodiak Island Borough School Seismic Hazard Mitigation Program (2009 WSSPC Overall Award Winner)

Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries: Statewide Seismic Needs Assessment of Oregon Schools and Emergency Facilities (2008 WSSPC Award)

Non-Structural Earthquake Manual for K-12 Schools in Washington

Seattle Emergency Management: Project Impact – School Retrofit (2000 National Award)

Infrastructure and Public Works Projects

East Bay Municipal Utility District Seismic Program

Utah State Capitol Seismic Retrofit and Restoration (2008 WSSPC Award)

Hazard Mitigation Planning

California Seismic Safety Commission (California): Earthquake Risk Management Tools for Decision Makers – Mitigation Success Stories (2000 WSSPC Award)

City of Berkeley Hazard Mitigation Program (1998 WSSPC Awards)

Earthquake Hazards and Estimated Losses in the County of Hawaii (2007 WSSPC Overall Award)