The official provisions for earthquake-resistant design of buildings in Iran are contained in the Iranian Code for Seismic Resistant Design of Buildings (1988). The purpose of this code is to establish the minimum criteria for the seismic design and construction of buildings so that they will withstand seismic effects to the extent that loss of life is prevented and damage to buildings is minimized. This code is intended to provide structural damage resistance for buildings against an earthquake with an intensity up to VII on the Modified Mercalli Intensity (MMI) scale1 and resistance to collapse for more severe earthquakes, up to intensity IX.


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