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2013 Alternate Path Analysis & Design Guidelines For Progressive Collapse Resistance

This document is available to the public.  Its purpose is to:

  • Assist in the reduction of the potential for progressive collapse in new federal office buildings.
  • Assist in the assessment of the potential for progressive collapse in existing federal office buildings.
  • Assist in the development of potential upgrades to facilities if required.

To meet this purpose, these Guidelines provide a threat-independent methodology for minimizing the potential for progressive collapse in the design of new and upgraded buildings, and for assessing the potential for progressive collapse in existing buildings. It should be noted that these Guidelines are not an explicit part of a blast design or blast analysis, and the resulting design or analysis findings cannot be substituted for addressing blast design or blast analysis requirements. The requirements contained herein are an independent set of requirements for meeting the provisions of Interagency Security Committee (ISC) Security Criteria regarding progressive collapse. The procedures presented herein are required for the treatment of progressive collapse for GSA facilities.

Link to 2013 Alternate Path Analysis & Design Guidelines For Progressive Collapse Resistance

GSA Progressive Collapse Guidlines Final [PDF - 4.97 MB]

 

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