“Reasonable Safety” of Existing Structures, Part 1
Keith E. Kesner, David G. Tepke, Liying Jiang, and Stephen S. Szoke
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building, condition, survey, requirement
This is the first article in a four-part series discussing the complexities and challenges of condition surveys for qualifying structural safety to determine if there are readily discoverable indications of deficiencies in existing structural systems required by authorities having jurisdiction. The article provides background information on expectations of structural performance and suggests practical approaches for routine condition surveys of structures.