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    Member Ballots

    Member Ballots for the 2020 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions Update

    (As BSSC member ballots are completed they will be posted.)

    2015 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

    NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions for New Buildings and Other Structures

    The 2015 NEHRP Provisions was used as the primary resource for the professional design standard ASCE/SEI 7-16 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures referenced in the International Building Code (IBC).

    NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions: Design Examples

  • The NEHRP Recommended Provisions: Design Examples are written to illustrate and explain the applications of the 2015 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions for Buildings and Other Structures, ASCE 7-16 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures and the material design standards referenced therein and to provide explanations to help understand them.

    NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions Supporting Documents

    Simplified Seismic Design Procedures Development Program

    In response to the demands from building officials and building designers for quick and simplified seismic design procedures, the BSSC addressed developing easily accessible simplified seismic design procedures.  The objective of simplified design is to help structural engineers to quickly produce designs of targeted structural systems with equivalent or above code required seismic performance.

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