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ASCE has a couple of documents that address existing buildings in general:


Guideline for Structural Condition Assessment of Existing Buildings (SEI/ASCE 11-99)

Guideline for Condition Assessment of the Building Envelope, (ASCE 30-00)

Seismic Evaluation of Existing Buildings, SEI/ASCE 31-03


Granted, I haven’t specifically used any of them (though I know a little about 31-03), so I can’t comment on what specific guidance they have (if any) for high-rise structures. But at least they might be a start.



Gary J. Ehrlich, PE
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-----Original Message-----
From: SGE Structural [mailto:sgordin(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, August 05, 2009 4:59 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: high-rise evaluation


Good afternoon,


I am trying to find documents (for example, guides or manuals) pertaining to the engineering evaluation of the condition of existing high-rise buildings (structural, as well as mechanical, electrical, and other aspects). 


Could anybody give me some advice on where to look for such documents?




V. Steve Gordin, SE
Irvine CA