Standard Guide for the Estimation of Building Damageability in Earthquakes, by the American Society for Testing and Materials. Written for real estate and technical communities, this publication presents specific guidelines to follow to characterize the seismic vulnerability of buildings. New terms, probable loss (PL) and scenario loss (SL), are defined. Sections include information on probabilistic ground-motion hazard assessment, building stability assessment, site stability assessment, damageability assessment, business interruption assessment, user's responsibilities, and evaluation and report preparation. $40.00. Available from ASTM, 100 Bar Harbor Drive, West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959, USA; telephone (610) 832-9585; fax (610) 832-9555; e-mail; URL

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