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Seismic/Structural Engineering

GSA manages the development of national policies and standards for seismic/structural safety in federal buildings. We collaborate with private standard setting organizations, code bodies and professional associations to accomplish this. We also:

  • engage consultants to conduct seismic studies, and manage the performance of those studies;
  • provide Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts to federal agencies to access consulting firms;
  • partner with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Interagency Committee on Seismic Safety in Construction (ICSSC), and participate in seismic meetings and conferences;
  • manage the Seismic Rapid Response Team including training and supplies;
  • conduct annual meetings with GSA Regional Seismic Advocates for the exchange of project experience, ideas and new information;
  • provide technical assistance to GSA regions to assure seismic safety requirements are met;
  • monitor and manage GSA's federally leased facilities for seismic compliance; 
  • obtain a high level of seismic expertise; and
  • manage "hot" and emerging seismic issues such as code changes and new technology.

 


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