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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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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