Updated on February 21, 2024

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Created on October 30, 2019

Home Builder's Guide to Earthquake Resistant Design and Construction

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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.

Target SDGs

SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Household

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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

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