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) (SEAOC-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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© Van Nostrand Reinhold 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mario Paz
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  1. 1.University of LouisvilleUSA

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