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Storm Hazards: General
Storm Hazards: TAOS Descriptions
Storm Hazards: TAOS Applications
Kingston Jamaica Multi-hazard Assessment
Other Hazard Assessment
Safer Construction Guidance Documents
- Diagrams for the OECS Building Guidelines.
1999. Document is in 8 sections [HTML, 2,875k total]. AutoCAD drawing files are also
available for download through this document [.ZIP files containing DWG format AutoCAD
files, 2,235k total].
- Reference Criteria for Consulting Services for Infrastructure Projects: Executive Summary and Part 1: Guidelines
for Owners [HTML 66k], Part 2:
Guidelines for Maintenance [HTML 13k], Part
3: Notes for the Consulting Engineer [HTML 14k], Appendices [HTML, multiple parts total 850k]
- Hurricane Resistant Home
Improvement Program: Toolkit. Revised December 1999. [HTML 75k]. Individual
appendices are also available for download: Appendix A: Survey Questionnaire [HTML | PDF].
Appendix B: Loan Application Form [HTML | PDF]. Appendix C: Loan statistical Summary [HTML | PDF].
Appendix D: Project Estimate Form [HTML | PDF]. Appendix E: Loan Decision Form [HTML | PDF].
Appendix F: Loan Arrears Report [HTML | PDF]. Appendix G: Minimum Standards Checklist [HTML | PDF].
Appendix H: Easy Guide Checklist for Retrofitting Modest Homes [HTML | PDF].
Appendix I: Technical Booklet - Make the Right
- CHA/CTO Hurricane Procedures Manual: June
1998. [HTML, 3 section 745k total.]
- Basic Minimum Standards for Retrofitting.
May 1997. (HTML 700k)
- Safer Building Toolkit for Credit Unions.
December 1998. (HTML 160k).
- Make the Right Connections. A Manual on Safe
Construction Techniques. November 1995. Available in HTML (30 individual pages, each approx 35k) and Microsoft PowerPoint97 format (large: 2.6mb).
Safer Construction Studies and Policy Documents
Documents are provided in one or more of the following formats: HTML, Acrobat (Adobe's
Portable Document Format--PDF) and Microsoft Word 97. Acrobat viewers are available