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Comparison of the Seismic Provisions of Model Building Codes of Model Building Codes and Standards to the 1997 NEHRP Recommended Provisions.
Ghosh, S. K.; Khuntia, M.
National Inst. of Standards and Technology (BFRL), Gaithersburg, MD., September 2001, 204 p.
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Executive Order 12699, Seismic Safety of Federal and Federally Assisted or Regulated New Building Construction, requires that all new federally owned, leased, assisted, and other regulated buildings be designed and constructed in accordance with the appropriate seismic standards. The Interagency Committee on Seismic Safety in Construction (ICSSC) has recommended the use of building codes which are substantially equivalent to the 1997 National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program Provisions for the Development of Seismic Regulations for New Buildings (NEHRP Provisions). The objective of this study is to determine whether or not the seismic and material design provisions of the International Building Code (IBC) 2000 edition, the International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings 2000 edition, and ASCE 7-98 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures are substantially equivalent to, or exceed, the 1997 NEHRP Provisions.
2000 International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings; 2000 International Building Code; Building codes; Buildings; Regulations; Earthquake engineering; NEHRP (National Earthquake Hazard Reduction program); Seismic design; ASCE 7-98 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures; Comparison; Structural design; Safety engineering; Design criteria; Construction; Design standards; Construction materials; Standards; 1997 NEHRP provisions