A seismic evaluation requires calculation of seismic forces in the building to evaluate the adequacy of structural members. This evaluation is required by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban development (HUD) usually for projects funded with FHA loans, in particular to meet the requirements of the Multifamily Accelerated Processing (i.e. HUD MAP Guide.) The guideline references ASCE 31 and ASCE 41 (superseded FEMA-310 "Handbook for the Seismic Evaluation of Buildings" and FEMA-356 "Pre-standard and Commentary for the Seismic Rehabilitation of Buildings"). Sesimic risk assessments (PML) use probabilistic methods to determine the seismic risk in the building. Seismic evaluations use structural analysis to determine the seismic performance of the building. Click "more seismic evaluations" to learn additional details and requirements for your consideration.