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Homebuilders' Guide to Earthquake-Resistant Design and Construction (ePub eBook)

Title:
Homebuilders' Guide to Earthquake-Resistant Design and Construction (ePub eBook)
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064-300-00001-6

ISBN

9780160919084
Description

FEMA P-232. June 2006. Homebuilders' Guide to Earthquake-Resistant Design and Construction presents seismic design and construction guidance for one and two-family light frame residential structures that can be utilized by homebuilders, homeowners, and other non-engineers, and provides supplemental information to the 2003 edition of the International Residential Code.

Includes background information on the principles of seismic resistance and how earthquake forces impact conventional residential construction and more detailed information on architectural considerations. Discussions of masonry and stone elements, examples of typical floor plans for earthquake resistant one and two-story homes, excerpts of seismic requirements from building codes, and checklists for home builders are included.

The guide also presents a series of "above code recommendations" and low cost measures that would increase the performance of the building and help keep it functional after an earthquake.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which is part of the Department of Homeland Security, works to reduce the ever-increasing cost that disasters inflict on the nation.

Preventing losses before they occur by designing and constructing buildings and their components to withstand anticipated forces from various hazards is one of the key components of mitigation and is one of the most effective ways of reducing the cost of future disasters.  

The National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) is the federal program established to address the nation's earthquake threat. NEHRP seeks to resolve two basic issues:

  • How will earthquakes affect us and how do we best apply our resources to reduce their impact on our nation.

The program was established by Congress under the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977 (Public Law 95-124) and was the result of years of examination of the earthquake hazard and possible mitigation measures. Under the EHRP, FEMA is responsible for supporting program implementation activities, including the development, publication, and dissemination of technical design and construction guidance documents.

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Other related products:

Rapid Visual Screening of Buildings for Potential Seismic Hazards: A Hanbook can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/064-000-00060-8

Rapid Visual Screening of Buildings for Potential Seismic Hazards: Supporting Documentation can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/064-000-00061-6

Taking Shelter From the Storm: Building a Safe Room for Your Home or Small Business; Includes Construction Plans (CD) can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/064-000-00069-1

Table of Contents

Preface........................................................................................................................................... iii

Acknowledgements ........................................................................................................................v

Executive Summary ......................................................................................................................1

Chapter 1 Introduction..................................................................................................................3

1.1 Background..........................................................................................................................3

1.2 Above-code Recommendations...........................................................................................4

1.3 The International Residential Code.....................................................................................5

1.4 IRC Seismic Design Categories...........................................................................................5

1.5 Building Response.............................................................................................................10

1.6 Important Concepts Concerning Homesite........................................................................12

1.7 Model House Used for Guide Analysis.............................................................................14

1.8 Other Hazards ....................................................................................................................17

Chapter 2 Earthquake-Resistance Requirements.....................................................................21

2.1 IRC General Earthquake Limitations.................................................................................21

2.2 Load Path...........................................................................................................................22

2.3 House Configuration Irregularities....................................................................................29

Chapter 3 Foundations and Foundation Walls.........................................................................49

3.1 General Foundation Requirements ....................................................................................49

3.2 Concrete Foundations ........................................................................................................53

3.3 Masonry Foundations ........................................................................................................56

3.4 Footing Width....................................................................................................................57

3.5 Special Soil Conditions .....................................................................................................58

3.6 Foundation Resistance to Sliding from Lateral Loads ......................................................59

3.7 Special Considerations for Cut and Fill Sites....................................................................61

3.8 Foundation Walls...............................................................................................................62

3.9 Foundation Wall Thickness, Height, and Required Reinforcing.......................................63

3.10 Wood-Framed Wall Bottom Plate and Foundation Sill Plate Anchorage .......................64

3.11 Required Location for Anchor Bolts along Exterior Walls.............................................65

3.12 Required Anchorage along Interior Braced Walls...........................................................65

3.13 Anchoring of Interior Braced Walls in SDCs D1 and D2.................................................67

Chapter 4 Floor Construction.....................................................................................................69

4.1 General Floor Construction Requirements ........................................................................69

4.2 Wood-Framed Floor Systems............................................................................................70

4.3 Cantilevered Floors............................................................................................................71

4.4 Requirements for Blocking................................................................................................73

4.5 Connection of Floor Joists to Wall Top Plate or Foundation Sill Plate Below .................75

4.6 Floor Sheathing..................................................................................................................77

D1 Revised Seismic Design Maps.........................................................................................193

D2 Addition of Seismic Design Category D0........................................................................193

D3 Change in Applicability of Irregular Building Requirements .........................................199

D4 Clarification and Addition of Requirement for Masonry Veneer....................................199

Appendix E References and Additional Resources.................................................................201

Appendix F Homebuilders’ Guide Project Participants ........................................................207

Audience

This guide provides information on current best practices for earthquake-resistant house design and construction for use by builders, designers, code enforcement personnel, and potential homeowners.

Product Details

USA Price:
$7.99
Publisher:
U.S.Department of Homeland Security,U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency/FEMA
Author:
  • U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency/FEMA
Year/Pages:
2013/224 pages

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