Based upon recent disasters FEMA and ICC have issued a new guide providing guidance on the current state of practice for post-disaster building safety evaluation, including recommendations related to structural and nonstructural safety and habitability.

The new guide was As required by the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018 and provides post-disaster building safety evaluation, including recommendations related to structural and nonstructural safety and habitability. FEMA P-2055 summarizes and references best practice guideline documents or provides interim recommendations for issues without best practice guidance. It also identifies recommended improvements and needs, including a primer for state, local, tribal, and territorial governments that have the authority to set standards or policy related to the implementation of post-disaster evaluations, to protect the design professionals who volunteer as evaluators, and legislation to create the authority to evaluate and post buildings, deputize evaluators, and restrict occupancy.

FEMA and ICC encourage you to download the guide and share it. click here.