Evaluation and Modernization of Veterans Administration Facilitaties

by Richard D. McConnell, Veterans Administration, Washington, DC, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Rehabilitation, Renovation, and Reconstruction of Buildings


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: Public buildings | Computer programming | Seismic tests | Seismic effects | Construction materials | Maintenance | Existing buildings | Building codes | Virginia | United States

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