Integrated Rapid Visual Screening of Schools A How to Guide to Mitigate Multihazard Effects Against School Facilities  

Date: 
08-25-2014

This manual provides the information needed to use Integrated Rapid Visual Screening of Schools: A How-to Guide to Mitigate Multihazard Effects Against School Facilities. IRVS for Schools comprehensively quantifies the risk and resilience of a single school or a group of school buildings to man-made (as applicable to schools) and selected natural hazards that are capable of causing catastrophic losses in fatalities, injuries, damage, or interruption of operations. The IRVS for School Safety is intended for use in the design of new schools and for the assessment and retrofit of existing ones. The methodology can be implemented relatively quickly and allows the identification of cost effective mitigation measures in an accurate manner.

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