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New "Risk-Targeted" Seismic Maps Introduced into Building Codes

Prepared in cooperation with FEMA, National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Science Foundation, and the U.S. Geological Survey
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Abstract

Throughout most municipalities of the United States, structural engineers design new buildings using the U.S.-focused International Building Code (IBC). Updated editions of the IBC are published every 3 years. The latest edition (2012) contains new "risk-targeted maximum considered earthquake" (MCER) ground motion maps, which are enabling engineers to incorporate a more consistent and better defined level of seismic safety into their building designs.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
Federal Government Series
Title:
New "Risk-Targeted" Seismic Maps Introduced into Building Codes
Year Published:
2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program
Contributing office(s):
Geologic Hazards Science Center
Description:
3 p.
Larger Work Type:
Report
Larger Work Subtype:
Federal Government Series
Larger Work Title:
Seismic Waves
Country:
United States
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