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"Comments/Conclusions." The drawing notes may indicate the building codes that governed
the design, or may provide a base shear formula that can be used to determine which code
governed the seismic design.
(2) The building name. Although the building number may be the primary identification
for purposes of inventory, the building name (e.g., Brigade Headquarters Building) is probably
the most definitive identification for personnel at the station.
(3) Present or known future use and initial use. The use or occupancy of a building
may provide valuable insight as to the initial basis of design. For example, buildings that were
not designed for seismic force, but were designed for heavy loads because of their occupancy
classification, will have inherent capacity for lateral loads that may be adequate for the lower
seismic areas. Since the use of a given building at a military installation may change with time,
the current use (or if the building's use is scheduled to be changed at some known date in the
near future) or the future use needs to be identified as an important parameter in the
assignment of priority for evaluation and retrofit.