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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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ThisĀ 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 presentsĀ above-code measures for improved earthquake performance and their associated costs.

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Intellectural Property Type

Open Source

Author / Organization

United States Department of Homeland Security, Federal Environmental Management Authority, International Code Council, National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program

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English

Publication date

2006

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