Broken Glass in Kitchen
FEMA’S NONSTRUCTURAL MANUAL3
- “Reducing the Risks of Nonstructural Damage: A Practical Approach”.
- This guide is available through FEMA or at government bookstores.
- It has recently been updated to include findings from the Northridge Earthquake.
- The guide includes many standard details for bracing typical nonstructural items in a house or business.
- A homeowner or a contractor can install most of these techniques
- Professional Assistance
- Some of the more complicated items have been designated as “Engineering Required “.
- Engineering expertise is needed to calculate the expected earthquake force generated by the item and the structural adequacy of the bracing that supports the item.