Evaluation and Modernization of Veterans Administration Facilitatiesby Richard D. McConnell, Veterans Administration, Washington, DC, USA,
Abstract: This paper discusses two examples showing in detail that procedures for building assessment require much consideration for engineers' programming and must be properly specified (optimum description and depth) to ensure an adequate job at each phase. These examples are the Veterans Administration (VA) Seismic Strengthening Program and the VA Capital Facilities Study. In addition to these programs, the VA makes every effort to be aware of code trends and research in analytical methods, materials, components, design to aid in the maintenance and modernization of existing buildings.
Subject Headings: Building codes | Risk management | Health care facilities | Assets | Seismic tests | Computer programming | North America | Virginia | United States
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