The usgs collaborates with organizations that develop building codes for buildings bridges and other structures to make seismic design parameter values available to engineers the design code developers first decide how usgs earthquake hazard information should be applied in design practice. These unified facilities criteria ufc provide technical guidance for the earthquake resistant seismic design of new buildings and nonstructural systems and components in those buildings for the department of defense dod based on an adaptation of the 2015 edition of the international building code 2015 ibc and the structural standard referenced by it asce 7 10 minimum design . This resource page provides an introduction to the concepts and principles of seismic design including strategies for designing earthquake resistant buildings to ensure the health safety and security of building occupants and assets the essence of successful seismic design is three fold. Seismic design categories older us building codes designated seismic design requirements by means of seismic zones the codes specified five geographically based seismic zones ranging from zone 0 much of texas and florida where earthquakes were not expected to occur and seismic design was not required to zone 4 coastal california and
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