BIPS 04: Integrated Rapid Visual Screening for Buildings:
The Integrated Rapid Visual Screening is a quick and simple tool designed to determine initial or relative risk and resilience for buildings based on visual inspection only. The IRVS for Buildings categorizes 15 building types and addresses 20 hazardous events: internal (intrusion, blast and CBR); external blast and external chemical, biological, and radiological releases from 100, 300 and 1,000 feet; earthquakes (ground shaking and ground failure; floods (still water and velocity surge); wind (hurricane, tornado, and other wind events); landslide (rainfall and earthquakes); and fire (resulting from earthquakes, blast, or arson. The knowledge for calculating both risk and resilience is embedded in the tool. Major tool interactions are automatically calculated by pre-assigned weights, interaction logic, and context-based algorithms based on knowledge and tool validations. Risk is based primarily in target attractiveness (for manmade hazards). The IRVS software is available for download. The software facilitates data collection and can be used as a management tool.
BIPS 06/FEMA 426: Reference Manual to Mitigate Potential Terrorist Attacks against Buildings, 2nd Edition
This manual is a revised and expanded version of FEMA 426. BIPS 06 provides an updated version of risk assessment techniques, a new concept on infrastructure resiliency, and identifies new protective measures and emerging technologies to protect the built environment. The objective of this manual is to reduce physical damage to structural and non-structural components of buildings and related infrastructure
, and also to reduce resultant casualties during conventional bomb attacks, as well as attacks using chemical, biological, and radiological agents. This manual provides design guidance to the building science community of architects and engineers , to reduce physical damage caused by terrorist assaults to buildings, related infrastructure, and people.
BIPS 08: Field Guide for Building Stabilization and Shoring Techniques
This Field Guide is prepared to assist first responders and structural engineers in their rescue operations after a building is damaged by a disaster event. Collapse rescue operations are dangerous, rapidly evolving efforts, focused on finding and extracting trapped and entombed victims
, while avoiding harm to the rescuers and further harm to the victims. Stabilization of damaged structures is an integral part of building collapse rescue operations. The Guide is a field reference for vertical shoring, lateral shoring, and in-situ rapid strengthening and/or repair of damaged building components.
BIPS 10: High Performance Based Design for the Building Enclosure
The High Performance Based Design for Building Enclosure Report provides building owners, developers, and designers with a methodology to evaluate the benefits of increasing performance of key building attributes to help them plan buildings that are resilient as well as energy efficient, durable and sustainable. Limited in this first version to new construction and renovation of office building enclosure systems, the process presented in the Report is available for use in an interactive web-based tool for evaluating and establishing Owner Project Performance Requirements (OPR). The OPR tool can be accessed at: www.oprtool.org.
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