1988 SEAOC and UBC Seismic Provisions

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

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Seismic Engineering: Research and Practice


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: Seismic tests | Seismic effects | Steel structures | Structural analysis | Building codes | Load and resistance factor design | Building materials | Structural response

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