seismic design

How to determine structural loads—Part 4: Seismic forces in accordance with the 2006 IBC

According to Section 1613.1 of the 2006 International Building Code (IBC), the effects of earthquake motions on structures and their components are to be determined in accordance with the 2005 edition of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures (ASCE/SEI 7-05), excluding Chapter 14 and Appendix 11A. This section of the IBC also contains four exemptions to seismic design requirements, which are essentially the same as those in ASCE/SEI Section 11.1.2.

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