Comparison of the Seismic Provisions of Model Building Codes and Standards to the 1994 NEHRP Recommended Provisions.
Comparison of the Seismic Provisions of Model Building
Codes and Standards to the 1994 NEHRP Recommended
NIST GCR 98-755; ICSSC TR-20; 188 p. August 1998.
Sponsor:National Institute of Standards and Technology,
Available from: National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB99-172588
building codes; standards; methodology; wood; steels;
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.