Home Builder’s Guide to Earthquake Resistant Design and Construction


This publication presents seismic design and construction guidance for one- and two-family houses in a manner that can be utilized by homebuilders, knowledgeable homeowners, and other non-engineers.

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This manual provides prescriptive building detail plans based on state-of-the-art earthquake-resistant design for use by homebuilders and others in the construction of a non-engineered residential structures. In addition to details of architectural conditions (walls, roofs, retrofits, etc) for typical masonry and timber frame construction, the document presents above-code measures for improved earthquake performance and their associated costs.

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United States

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SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Homebuilder, household

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