Promoting the Adoption and Enforcement of Seismic Building Codes

Promoting the Adoption and Enforcement of Seismic Building Codes

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Provides background information and educational materials to help state officials promote the adoption and enforcement of state and local model building codes that contain the latest seismic provisions. These codes can reduce the damage that will occur when future earthquakes strike at-risk parts of the country. It is intended for state earthquake program managers and hazard mitigation officers in the emergency management agencies of the states and territories prone to earthquakes. It is designed to help you convince your state and local governments that codes are effective, inexpensive, and a good investment for the future of our communities. Illustrated.As of 1992, 44, 000 local governmental units enforced building codes.1aquot; The Federal Trade Commission in 1989 estimated that 95 ... 7 U.S. National Commission on Urban Problems, Building the American City ... 10 National Conference on States on Building Codes and Standards, Seismic Top, FIGURE 1.1 General areas of building construction code influence. ... 1 National Conference of States on Building Codes and Standards Inc., Directory of Building Codes and Regulations, Vol.

Title:Promoting the Adoption and Enforcement of Seismic Building Codes
Author: Robert B. Olshansky
Publisher:FEMA - 1998

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