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New seismic provisions for the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program released

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New seismic provisions for the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program released

The provisions present a set of recommended improvements to the ASCE/SEI 7-16 Standard.


By Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor  | October 26, 2020
New seismic provisions for the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program released

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The National Institute of Building Sciences Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC) recently updated seismic provisions for the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP).

The 2020 NEHRP Provisions were published by the Federal Emergency Management Agency as part of an ongoing program to advance national seismic design standards and model building codes. The 2020 NEHRP Provisions apply state-of-art research and information, presenting a set of recommended improvements to the ASCE/SEI 7-16 Standard: Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures, according to a NIBS news release.

This is the 10th edition of the document since its first publication in 1985.

“The development of the NEHRP Provisions is a great example of how the nation’s public and private sectors work together to tackle complicated issues,” says Lakisha A. Woods, CAE, President and CEO of NIBS. “To make this happen, we convene more than 130 subject matter experts and nearly 40 industry organizations. We provide a national and independent platform to connect these stakeholders.”

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