ATC publishes TechBrief 2, Earthquake Aftershocks: Entering Damaged Buildings. This is the second in a series of TechBriefs prepared by the Applied Technology Council (ATC) to synthesize and summarize important research information for use by practicing structural and geotechnical engineers. The TechBrief offers guidelines on the length of time to wait before entering earthquake-damaged, but stable, buildings under emergency conditions. The guidelines are based on aftershock research by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey and are linked to the ATC-20 postearthquake building safety evaluation procedures. The ATC-20 procedures are widely used by building departments and volunteer structural engineers to identify...

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