Updating earthquake engineering standards

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Journal titleOn Site Heavy Construction News
SubjectCodes & guides
AbstractNew earthquake engineering requirements will be introduced in the 2005 version of the National Building Code of Canada (NBC) to refine the way seismic design is done. The changes address the differing seismic behaviour on the eastern and western sides of the continent, incorporate new findings about the role the soil plays in a building's response to an earthquake, and for some cases, mandates a more precise design approach known as dynamic analysis where previously its use had only been recommended.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number48188
NPARC number20377626
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Record identifier260f8136-706e-4c63-9466-a30cfbb0aedf
Record created2012-07-24
Record modified2016-05-09
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