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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.
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: Training Materials
FEMA P-1052, 2015 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions: Training and Instructional Materials, as one of the NEHRP Provisions’ supporting products, contains a set of slides for use with FEMA P-1051, 2015 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions: Design Examples. The training materials are developed in 18 chapters to provide background and complementary information for the corresponding design examples chapters.
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.