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Comparison of the Seismic Provisions of Model Building Codes and Standards to the 1991 NEHRP Recommended Provisions.


pdf icon Comparison of the Seismic Provisions of Model Building Codes and Standards to the 1991 NEHRP Recommended Provisions. (3822 K)
Melvyn Green and Associates, Inc.

NIST GCR 95-674; 92 p. May 1995.

Sponsor:

Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC

Available from:

National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB95-231858

Keywords:

building codes; standards; methodology; wood; steels; concretes; masonry

Abstract:

The Interagency Committee on Seismic Safety in Construction (ICSSC) recommends use of building codes which are substantially equivalent to the National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program Recommended Provisions for the Development of Seismic Regulations for New Buildings (NEHRP provisions) for new federal construction. The intent of this study is to review the seismic provisions of the current editions of the BOCA National, SBCCI Standard and the ICBO Uniform Codes to determine whether the codes provide an equivalent level of safety to that contained in the 1991 Edition of the NEHRP Provisions. In addition the provisions of the CABO One and Two Family Dwelling Code and ASCE 7-93 are to be reviewed. This study reviewed the changes from the 1988 NEHRP Provisions to the 1991 NEHRP provisions and compared them to the current editions of the model codes. In addition ASCE 7-93 was reviewed since its seismic provisions and are based on the 1991 NEHRP Provisions.