Seismic code

Seismic code

A building code that defines the minimum earthquake resistance of a structure; usually requires seismic reinforcing of existing buildings that are altered.
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4 Miyagiken-oki earthquake led to a major revision of the seismic code of Japan in 1981.
Weve actually gone above and beyond the seismic code and created a building that after a major earthquake would have little or no damage, she said.
COMUNE DI AVEZZANO announced tender for Contract notice: Adaptation action to seismic code and the school building safety in via corradini through relocation in via puglie.
From the engineering perspective, Guerrero says the storage manufacturing industry has "changed significantly" over the last few years due to changes in seismic code standards.
Generally, seismic code to design dynamic load for civil structures such as building, retaining wall, dam, bridge and other structures are based on compilation of earthquake analysis, i.
In May 2013, when tremors in Iran made towers in Dubai quiver and people ran out of their buildings, the civic body revised its seismic code to ensure all new buildings that come up in Dubai will be safer and stronger.
Basically seismic code contains specifications for the seismic hazard including soil and possible near-fault effects that should be used in seismic design of buildings in the concerned region which in turn is based on a base shear load that the building should resist with adequate margin of safety.
Following a series of earthquakes in the region, the Dubai Municipality has introduced new rules which require all new buildings to be built in line with the Seismic Code - not just high-rise structures.
In addition to that, not all buyers are aware that there is a seismic code for building construction or that compliance with this code is mandatory.
The new seismic code will be applied to the structural design of buildings in Sharjah in accordance to the Universal Building Code (UBC) and the International Building Code (IBC)," he added.
Notwithstanding PEC has already developed and progressed with the Seismic Code, Building Energy Code and Fire safety Provisions.
In Algeria, the first seismic code was adopted after the 1980 earthquake in El Asnam-called RPA-81 (1981).