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Clean Energy Workforce Training Capacity Building Curricula

Lesson plans, certificates and training programs designed to train a clean energy workforce. (Audience: high school and college students, at-risk youth and low-income populations, building and trade professionals, clean energy employers, graduate students.) Read More

Green and Healthy Jobs

An 84 page report prepared by the Labor Occupational Health Program, University of California at Berkeley, funded by the Center to Protect Workers’ Rights (CPWR) Center for Construction Research and Training Small Study Grant and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). It defines green construction jobs and hazards, makes recommendations, and includes case studies. Read More

A Short Guide to Setting Up a City Scale Retrofit Program

Buildings represent 38.9% of U.S. primary energy use and 38% of all CO2 emissions in the U.S. Though simple, relatively low-cost measures such as insulation, and lighting upgrades can be done in almost every building to reduce energy use and save money on utility bills, current retrofitting program capacity is limited. Most existing programs are either available only to income-eligible individuals or those with the money up-front to do the work. Furthermore, many current retrofitting programs only create low-wage, short-term jobs rather than providing pathways into sustainable careers in construction and green building. Read More

Asbestos Containing Materials

This list does not include every product/material that may contain asbestos. It is intended as a general guide to show which types of materials may contain asbestos. Read More

Electronic Library of Construction Occupational Safety & Health

The Electronic Library of Construction Occupational Safety and Health was developed and is maintained by CPWR – Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) with support from grants CCU317202 and 1 U54 OH008307 from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). eLCOSH is intended to provide accurate, user-friendly information about safety and health for construction workers from a wide range of sources worldwide. Read More

Guidelines for Design of Structures for Vertical Evacuation from Tsunamis

In September 2004 the Applied Technology Council (ATC) was awarded a “Seismic and Multi-Hazard Technical Guidance Development and Support” contract (HSFEHQ-04-D-0641) by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to conduct a variety of tasks, including the development of design guidance for special facilities for vertical evacuation from tsunamis, which ATC designated the ATC-64 Project. The effort was co-funded by FEMA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Read More

Critical Aspects of Earthquake Ground Motion and Building Damage Potential

Library Holdings. This document contains 19 state-of-the-art papers on ground motion, structural response, and structural design issues presented by prominent engineers and earth scientists in an ATC seminar. The main theme of the papers is to identify the critical aspects of ground motion and building performance that currently are not being considered in building design. The report also contains conclusions and recommendations of working groups convened after the Seminar. Read More

A Seismic Retrofitting Manual for Highway Bridges

The manual, applicable for use in all parts of the United States, include a preliminary screening procedure, methods for evaluating an existing bridge in detail, and potential retrofitting measures for the most common seismic deficiencies. Also included are special design requirements for various retrofitting measures. Read More

Evaluation of Earthquake-Damaged Concrete and Masonry Wall Buildings, Technical Resources

Library Holdings. This report contains supplemental information, including results from a theoretical analysis of the effects of prior damage on single-degree-of-freedom mathematical models, additional background information on the Component Damage Classification Guides, and an example of the application of the basic procedures. Read More

Evaluation of Earthquake-Damaged Concrete and Masonry Wall Bldgs, Basic Procedures Manual

Library Holdings. This report provides guidance on evaluation of damage and on performance analysis and includes newly formulated Component Damage Classification Guides, and Test and Investigation Guides. The procedures characterize the observed damage caused by an earthquake in terms of the loss in building performance capability. Read More


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