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Comparison of the Seismic Provisions of Model Building Codes and Standards to the 1994 NEHRP Recommended Provisions.


pdf icon Comparison of the Seismic Provisions of Model Building Codes and Standards to the 1994 NEHRP Recommended Provisions. (13900 K)
Degenkolb Engineers

NIST GCR 98-755; ICSSC TR-20; 188 p. August 1998.

Sponsor:

National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD

Available from:

National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB99-172588

Keywords:

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

Abstract:

Executive Order 12699, Seismic Safety of Federal and Federally Assisted or Regulated New Building Construction, requires that all federally owned, leased, assisted, and regulated buildings be designed and constructed in accordance with 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 National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program Recommended Provisions for the Development of Seismic Regulations for New Buildings (NEHRP provisions). The National Institute of Standards and Technology has commissioned a comparison between the NEHRP Provisions and selected model building codes and standards. The objective of this study is to determine whether or not the seismic and material design provisions of the latest model building codes and standards are substantially equivalent to, or exceed, the 1994 NEHRP Provisions. The model codes and standards under consideration are the 1996 NEHRP Provisions. The model codes and standards under consideration are the 1996 BOCA National Building Code (BOCA), 1997 ICBO Uniform Building Code (UBC), 1997 SBCCI Standard Building Code (SBC), ASCE 7-95 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures (ASCE 7), and 1995 CABO One and Two Family Dwelling Code (OTFDC). This report builds on the conclusions of two previous reports prepared for National Institute of Standards and Technolgoy (NIST 95-674 and NIST 91-598). These previous comparison reports have concluded that previous editions of these model codes and standards were substantially equivalent to NEHRP.