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.
Distributors / Implementing Organizations
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Author / Organization
United States Department of Homeland Security, Federal Environmental Management Authority, International Code Council, National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program
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