1988 SEAOC and UBC Seismic Provisions

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by C. Mark Saunders, Rutherford & Chekene Consulting, Engineers, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Seismic Engineering: Research and Practice

Abstract: This paper highlights the major improvements to seismic design provisions incorporated in the 1988 Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC) 'Blue Book' and Uniform Building Code, with the emphasis on the revised seismic force equation, definition and mitigation of building vertical and horizontal irregularities, dynamic analysis procedures, and improvements to the material chapters, particularly steel.

Subject Headings: Building codes | Structural analysis | Seismic tests | Seismic design | Steel structures | Construction materials |

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