not be repairable, though it is not expected to significantly jeopardize life from structural collapse, falling
hazards, or blocked routes of entrance or egress. Compliance with FEMA 178 is assumed to achieve this level of
A narrative report in spiral bound format, including the following:
Executive Summary of the findings and recommendations.
Description of the general building construction, the gravity-force-resisting system, the lateral-
force-resisting system, and the foundation system.
Discussion of which set(s) of evaluation statements were selected for building evaluation and the
rationale for selection.
Discussion of the rationale for assigning responses to each of the evaluation statements.
Summarization of deficiencies, discussion of detailed evaluation of those deficiencies, and
comments on the relative importance of the deficiencies.
The final list of deficiencies that must be remedied in order to mitigate all substantial life-safety
A final overall evaluation of the building based on a review of the qualitative and quantitative
results of the procedures and the list of deficiencies.
The set(s) of evaluation statements, a synopsis of the investigation performed, and building
analyses as required by non-compliant statements shall be included as appendices.
The report shall be prepared in a separately spiral bound format and delivered to the AIC/EIC, as indicated. All
procedures and methods of evaluation shall be accomplished in accordance with FEMA 178 NEHRP Handbook
for the Seismic Evaluation of Existing Buildings. The set(s) of evaluation statements may be reproduced from
Appendix A or B of FEMA 178.
The evaluation process includes the following steps:
A site visit and data collection,
Selection of the appropriate set(s) of evaluation statements and review of the statements,
Conduct follow-up field work,
Performance of the detailed evaluation and/or analysis required for non-compliant evaluation