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The following possible conditions:
 
1.         An incident (say small disaster) to a local historic structure, that is, a building or a bridge.

2.         Your area has a fire department and they will probably respond concerning life safety issues.

3.         The historic structure may or may not have some sort of organization that maintains the structure, but probably has little funds.
 
The question:
 
Would you volunteer to become involved in the recovery and possible restoring of the structure?
 
Do you have any suggestions concerning the professional community as to responding to a local disaster historic structure recovery?
 
What would you suggest that your local professional engineering and architectural (and contractors) community do to prepare for the possibility of some sort of a historic structure disaster?  

We could categorize the "disaster" as possibly just closing the structure down to a complete collapse.
 
Thank you.
 
Neil Moore, SE, SECB
neil moore and associates
consulting strucural engineers
shingle springs, california


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