Building Seismic Safety Council Updates Earthquake Design Provisions for FEMA

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

The 2020 NEHRP Provisions (FEMA P-2082) were developed by BSSC and published by the Federal Emergency Management Agency as part of an ongoing program to advance national seismic design standards and model building codes. Building codes regulate the design, construction, alternation and maintenance of buildings and other structures. They are adopted and enforced by local jurisdictions and states.

The 2020 NEHRP Provisions apply 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. These provisions mark the 10th edition of this critical document since its first publication in 1985.

The Building Seismic Safety Council deals with complex regulatory, technical, social and economic issues involved in developing and promulgating building earthquake hazard mitigation regulatory provisions that are national in scope.

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Posted November 9, 2020

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