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Building Seismic Safety Council 2009 Publications

2009 Publications

The following publications were prepared for the U. S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency by the National Institute of Building Sciences, Building Seismic Safety Council. All FEMA publications can also be ordered by calling FEMA Publications (800-480-2520). The publications are available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs unless otherwise noted. PDF

Earthquake-Resistant Design Concepts: An Introduction to the NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions for New Buildings and Other Structures, FEMA P-749

Understanding the Provisions as a basis for seismic-related codes and standards is important to many others outside the technical community. To support this transfer of knowledge, the BSSC prepared Earthquake-Resistant Design Concepts, FEMA P-749, for use by builders, elected officials, building regulatory officials, industry representatives, decision-makers in the insurance and finance communities, individual business owners, other members of the building community and the public. The document provides a nontechnical explanation of the concepts of the earthquake-resistant design and requirements of the Provisions.

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Introduction

Chapter 1: The U.S. Building Regulatory Process and its Approach to Seismic Risk

Chapter 2: Seismic Risk and Performance

Chapter 3: Design and Construction Features Important to Seismic Performance

Chapter 4: Buildings, Structures, and Nonstructural Components

Chapter 5: Design Requirements

Chapter 6: Future Directions

Glossary, Selected References and Bibliography

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NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions for New Buildings And Other Structures, FEMA P-750 2009 Edition

The 2009 NEHRP Provisions was used to form the seismic provisions for the International Building Code (IBC).  It was also the primary resource for the professional design standard ASCE/SEI 7-05 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures.

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Introduction

Part 1: Provisions

Part 2: Commentary

Part 3: Resource Papers

Appendix: Project Participants

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NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions: Design Examples, FEMA P-751

The NEHRP Recommended Provisions: Design Examples are written to illustrate and explain the applications of the 2009 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions for Buildings and Other Structures, ASCE 7-10 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures and the material design standards referenced therein and to provide explanations to help understand them.

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Foreword, Preface and Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Design Examples

Chapter 2: Fundamentals

Chapter 3: Earthquake Ground Motion

Chapter 4: Structural Analysis

Chapter 5: Foundation Analysis and Design

Chapter 6: Structural Steel Design(Revised 09-2014)

Chapter 7: Reinforced Concrete(Revised 09-2014)

Chapter 8: Precast Concrete Design

Chapter 9: Composite Steel and Concrete

Chapter 10: Masonry

Chapter 11: Wood Design

Chapter 12: Seismically Isolated Structures

Chapter 13: Nonbuilding Structure Design

Chapter 14: Design for Nonstructural Components

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NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions: Design Examples Training Materials, FEMA P-752

The BSSC training materials and explanatory information are based on the NEHRP Provisions and the NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions: Design Examples, FEMA P-751.

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Foreword and Preface

Unit 1: Introduction

Unit 2: Fundamentals of Earthquake Engineering

Unit 3: Earthquake Ground Motion

Unit 4: Structural Analysis

Unit 5: Foundation Design

Unit 6: Structural Steel Design(Revised 09-2014)

Unit 7: Reinforced Concrete(Revised 09-2014)

Unit 8: Precast Concrete Design

Unit 9: Composite Steel/Concrete

Unit 10: Masonry Structures

Unit 11: Wood Design

Unit 12: Seismically Isolated Structures

Unit 13: Non-building Structure Design

Unit 14: Design for Nonstructural Components

Unit 15: NONLIN and EQ Tools

Appendices:

The Building Seismic Safety Council

NONLIN and EQ Tools Summary

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Other Publications

Research Needs Identified During Development of the 2009 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions, FEMA P-750 / Full Text Version


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