1 Scope

1.1 These Principles contain the rules to be used in the determination of Risky Buildings within the scope of the Law on Transformation of Areas Under Disaster Risk dated 16/5/2012 and numbered 6306.

1.2 A building with a high risk of collapse or severe damage under the earthquake hazard defined in Chapter 2 for its geographical location is defined as a Risky Building. The evaluation rules to be applied for the determination of the Risky Building are given in these principles.

1.3 The methods given in these Guidelines cannot be used for building earthquake performance evaluation and strengthening. It cannot be concluded that buildings that are not considered to be risky according to the methods given in these Principles meet the earthquake-resistant design principles.

1.4 Within the scope of Law No. 6306, simplified methods that can be used to determine the regional distribution of buildings that may be risky in certain areas and to make a prioritization decision, taking into account the building characteristics and earthquake hazard, are given in ANNEX-A .

1.5 Risk determination of buildings with reinforced concrete, masonry and mixed (reinforced concrete and masonry carrier systems together) shall be made in accordance with these Principles.

1.6 In the event that a report is prepared by the institutions and organizations licensed for risky building detection, stating the technical reasons, that the structures built with wood adobe and non-bearing materials, excluding wooden structures designed with a national standard or regulation, are risky, these structures are subject to the Law No. 6306. It is considered as a risky structure within the scope of

1.7 If it is determined that the design conditions are not met according to the relevant legislation for the structures defined by a national legislation whose design principles are in force and for which a risk determination procedure is not regulated in these Principles, these structures are considered as risky structures within the scope of the Law No. 6306.