General Procedures for Conducting an Investigation

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


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.


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