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Title
Assessment of the Seismic Provisions of Model Building Codes.
File
PB92213297.pdf
Source
National Inst. of Standards and Technology (BFRL), Gaithersburg, MD.; Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC., July 1992, 174 p.
Abstract
The seismic provisions of four major model building codes are compared to the 1988 edition of the NEHRP Recommended Provisions for the Development of Seismic Regulations for New Buildings. The 1992 BOCA National, 1992 SBCCI Standard, and 1991 ICBO Uniform Building Codes are found to be substantially equivalent to the NEHRP Recommended Provisions. The CABO 1 and 2 Family Dwelling Code is found to be not equivalent. Crosswalks indicate comparable NEHRP section numbers for each of the compared codes. The report was prepared to assist the Interagency Committee on Seismic Safety in Construction (ICSSC) and Federal agencies in identifying codes appropriate for use in implementing Executive Order 12699. 'Seismic Safety of Federal and Federally Assisted or Regulated New Building Construction'. The ICSSC recommends the use of codes and standards that are substantially equivalent to the NEHRP Recommended Provisions.
Keywords
Building codes; Regulations; Earthquake resistant structures; Earthquake engineering; Specifications; Structural design; Executive Order 12699; Design criteria; Design standards; Standards; Tables (Data); Seismic waves