Seismic Standards for Existing Federally Owned and Leased Buildings

by H. S. Lew, Natl Inst of Standards and, Technology, Gaithersburg, United States,
Diana Todd, Natl Inst of Standards and, Technology, Gaithersburg, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Engineering in Natural Hazards Mitigation

Abstract: Public Law 101-614 requires the Interagency Committee on Seismic Safety in construction to develop 'standards for assessing and enhancing the seismic safety of existing buildings constructed for or leased by the Federal Government.' Congress has directed the President to adopt these standards by December 1, 1994. This paper describes the content of a draft standards being developed; presents the results of an Issues Workshop at which philosophical and administrative concerns were addressed; and describes the anticipated content of the standard.

Subject Headings: Seismic tests | Seismic effects | Federal government | Earthquake resistant structures | Occupational safety | Building codes

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