State-of-the-Art Report on Seismic Design Requirements for Nonstructural Building Components.
State-of-the-Art Report on Seismic Design Requirements
for Nonstructural Building Components.
Phan, L. T.; Taylor, A. W.
NISTIR 5857; 73 p. June 1996.
Available from: National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB96-193800
building technology; building codes; ceiling component;
earthquakes; nonstructural component; nonstructural
damage; seismic design requirement
Seismic design requirements for nonstructural building
components of five major building codes, including the
1994 Uniform Building Code, the 1994 Standard Building
Code, the 1994 NEHRP Recommended Provisions for Seismic
Regulations for New Buildings, the New Zealand Building
Code, and the Japanese Building Code, were reviewed in
this study. Comparisons of codes reveal wide variation
in seismic force and displacement requirements, both in
terms of levels of stringency and levels of details.
The difference in seismic force requirements between the
most and least stringent codes can be more than five
times. The study also found a lack of focused
investigations, dedicated to mitigating seismic damage
to nonstructural building components, even though
widespread damage to nonstructural building components
continues to be observed in recent earthquakes. Based on
the findings of this review, areas of needed research