Code implications for seismic design

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ConferenceProceedings of the Structural Concrete Symposium: 1971-05, Toronto, Ont. Canada
Pages182217; # of pages: 36
SubjectEarthquakes; seismic design code; seismic loads; building codes; earthquake proof construction; Codes & guides
AbstractAn attempt is made to present a condensed version of some of the existing knowledge that is available about the most significant factors involved in seismic design. It is shown how this sort of information has been distilled into the 1970 editions of the Canadian National Building Code and the American Concrete Institution Code, mainly to take care of the design of tall buildings. While present day codes may be adequate for the routine seismic design of conventional multi-storey buildings, there are many design issues that are not dealt with satisfactorily. Some of these questions are discussed briefly, including the relative merits of different forms of construction and the problems involved in the design of special structures.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number12585
NPARC number20358956
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