General Procedures for Conducting an Investigation

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Earthquake Investigations Committee of the Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering of ASCE

Abstract: This section covers general procedures for conducting an investigation. Topics include lifelines and critical facilities to be investigated; the role of the team leader; getting started; special problems of gaining access to lifelines; prioritizing different lifelines; the approach to investigating a lifeline; the approach to investigating a facility; interviewing techniques; documenting lifeline seismic response; emergency response plans; identifying locations to investigate; general site evaluation check list; and lifelines and facilities to be investigated.

Subject Headings: Lifeline systems | Site investigation | Team building | Seismic tests | Seismic effects | Emergency management |


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