Equivalent Static Lateral Force Method: Uniform Building Code-1988

  • Mario Paz


The earthquake resistant design regulations of the 1988 Uniform Building Code [UBC-88 (International Conference of Building Officials 1988)] are based mainly on the publication by the Structural Engineers Association of California (1988) (SEA0C-1988) entitled Recommended Lateral Force Requirements and Tentative Commentary, which is based to some extent on the provisions of the Applied Technology Council (1978) recommendations (ATC3-06-1978) and of the Building Seismic Safety Council (1988) guidelines (BSSC-1988). The key UBC-1988 provisions for earthquake resistant design are presented in this chapter.


Lateral Force Earthquake Engineer Seismic Zone Torsional Moment Story Drift 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mario Paz
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  1. 1.University of LouisvilleUSA

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