The purpose of this primer is to introduce the building insurance, finance, and regulatory communities to the issue of terrorism risk management in buildings and the tools currently available to manage the risks. This vital Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) independent training course manual from the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) provides authoritative, official information about radiological emergency response. FEMA has produced a series of 37 fact sheets that provide technical guidance and recommendations concerning the construction of coastal residential buildings. This primer introduces a series of concepts that can help building designers, owners, and State and local governments mitigate the threat of hazards resulting from terrorist attacks on new buildings.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is releasing FEMA 389, A Primer for Design Professionals: Communicating with Owners and Managers of New Buildings on Earthquake Risk. Developed by the Applied Technology Council (ATC), the report introduces and describes currently available seismic risk management tools, including new seismic engineering technology and methods, to assist with evaluating, predicting, and controlling financial and personal injury losses from future earthquakes. Also, FEMA 389 provides information that pertains to risk management strategies that are not part of the project planning, design, and construction processes directly, but that owners and managers can use to mitigate earthquakes losses. FEMA recognizes that seismic design professionals throughout the United States have varying levels of technical knowledge and experience pertaining to the seismic design of buildings.
Regardless of their level of experience in seismic design, engineers and architects are likely to have little knowledge regarding nonengineering-related strategies and options that could be employed by building owners and managers to reduce seismic risk. While the methods described are general in nature and apply to most building uses, FEMA 389 specifically addresses six occupancy types: commercial office, commercial retail, light manufacturing, health care, local schools (kindergarten through grade 12), and higher education (university) facilities.


Event-response strategies—The goal of event-response, risk-reduction strategies is to manage potential losses through quick recovery and response. A comprehensive and highly illustrated document, FEMA 389 was developed to help building design professionals (architects and structural engineers) communicate with building owners and managers about methods that could be employed to reduce seismic risk. As a result, many design professionals are likely to have substantial knowledge about concepts and approaches for reducing seismic risk in new buildings. FEMA 429 provides information related to insurance, the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002, and highlights current building regulations related to terrorism risk, due diligence, and vulnerability. To this end, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is releasing FEMA 389, A Primer for Design Professionals: Communicating with Owners and Managers of New Buildings on Earthquake Risk. FEMA’s overarching goal for the document is to shed light on the important issues affecting seismic risk decision-making during the design and construction of new facilities, as well as during the operational life of buildings. The development and implementation of a risk management plan, with its associated risk reduction strategies, is critically important, not only for reducing the likelihood of death and injury, but also for reducing the potential for losses associated with earthquake damage repair and business interruption.
The FEMA 389 Report was developed with the input of many design professionals and produced with the guidance of a project advisory panel.
These strategies, applicable to newly constructed buildings as well as existing facilities, should be considered in conjunction with engineering design and construction strategies when developing a holistic seismic risk management plan for a new building. She is the project officer for the FEMA Risk Management Series, which includes this document as well as a series of publications addressing the mitigation of potential terrorist attacks against buildings.


This is one of the series of influential FEMA documents providing crucial material on disasters and emergency response.
This report may be considered as a framework for integrating seismic risk management into already well-established project planning, design, and construction processes used by most owners and designers. Figure 1: FEMA 389 provides a flowchart to assist building owners and managers in selecting optimal earthquake risk reduction solutions. Therefore, this document also has been written to educate the seismic design professional on these nonengineering-related risk management approaches, including risk transfer through insurance and risk reduction through earthquake response planning. Design strategies—Design risk-reduction strategies are techniques that reduce the likelihood of damage to a structure. It is intended to be used as an educational tool for design professionals who, in turn, can communicate and educate building owners and managers regarding earthquake risk. Business strategies—Business risk-reduction strategies are techniques that primarily enhance the capacity to manage losses by effectively reducing the consequences of damage. Then, during the budgeting phase of a project, personnel can use the report to identify the resources that can be allocated to manage risk.



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