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2020 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions

The following publications were prepared for the U. S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency by the 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.

The 2020 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions for New Buildings and Other Structures (NEHRP Provisions) marks the 10th edition of this landmark publication since the creation of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) in 1979. Similar to earlier editions, the 2020 NEHRP Provisions introduces major recommended changes and advancements to the national standards and model building codes. The 2020 NEHRP Provisions is expected to be adopted by the professional design standard ASCE/SEI 7-22 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures.

2020 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions (October 2020)