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  Recommendations for Seismic Design of Reinforced Concrete Wall Buildings Based on Studies of the 2010 Maule, Chile Earthquake Recommendations for Seismic Design of Reinforced Concrete Wall Buildings Based on Studies of the 2010 Maule, Chile Earthquake PDF 16.1MB NIST GCR 14-917-25
  Use of High-Strength Reinforcement in Earthquake-Resistant Concrete Structures Use of High-Strength Reinforcement in Earthquake-Resistant Concrete Structures PDF 9.9MB NIST GCR 14-917-30
  Cost Analyses and Benefit Studies for Earthquake-Resistant Construction in Memphis, Tennessee Cost Analyses and Benefit Studies for Earthquake-Resistant Construction in Memphis, Tennessee PDF 8MB NIST GCR 14-917-26
  Cost Analyses and Benefit Studies for Earthquake-Resistant Construction in Memphis, Tennessee Cost Analyses and Benefit Studies for Earthquake-Resistant Construction in Memphis, Tennessee Design Drawings PDF 15MB NIST GCR 14-917-26
  Comparison of U.S. and Chilean Building Code Requirements and Seismic Design Practice 1985-2010 (NIST GCR 12-917-18) Comparison of U.S. and Chilean Building Code Requirements and Seismic Design Practice 1985-2010 PDF 4.5MB NIST GCR 12-917-18
  Evaluation of the FEMA P-695 Methodology for Quantification of Building Seismic Performance Factors (NIST GCR 10-917-8) Evaluation of the FEMA P-695 Methodology for Quantification of Building Seismic Performance Factors PDF 3MB NIST GCR 10-917-8
  Evaluation of Contemporary Design of Reinforced Concrete Lateral Resisting Systems Using Current Performance Objective Assessment Criteria (NISTIR 7766) Evaluation of Contemporary Design of Reinforced Concrete Lateral Resisting Systems Using Current Performance Objective Assessment Criteria PDF 3MB NISTIR 7766
  Guidelines and Procedures for Implementation of the Executive Order on Seismic Safety of New Building Construction (NISTIR 4852) Guidelines and Procedures for Implementation of the Executive Order on Seismic Safety of New Building Construction PDF 16MB NISTIR 4852
(ICSSC RP 2.1-A)
  Guidelines for Design of Structures for Vertical Evacuation from Tsunamis (FEMA P646) Guidelines for Design of Structures for Vertical Evacuation from Tsunamis FEMA P646
  Guidelines for Performance-Based Seismic Design of Tall Buildings (PEER 2010/05) Guidelines for Performance-Based Seismic Design of Tall Buildings PEER 2010/05
  Homebuilders' Guide to Earthquake-Resistant Design and Construction (FEMA 232) Homebuilders' Guide to Earthquake-Resistant Design and Construction FEMA 232
  NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions for New Buildings And Other Structures. 2009 Edition (FEMA P-750) NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions for New Buildings And Other Structures. 2009 Edition FEMA P-750
  NEHRP Seismic Design Technical Brief No. 3 (NIST GCR 10-917-4) NEHRP Seismic Design Technical Brief No. 3 PDF 1.8MB
Seismic Design of Cast-in-Place Concrete Diaphragms, Chords, and Collectors: A Guide for Practicing Engineers
NIST GCR 10-917-4
  NEHRP Seismic Design Technical Brief No. 4 (NIST GCR 10-917-5) NEHRP Seismic Design Technical Brief No. 4 PDF 1.5MB
Nonlinear Structural Analysis For Seismic Design: A Guide for Practicing Engineers
NIST GCR 10-917-5
  NEHRP Seismic Design Technical Brief No. 5 (NIST GCR 11-917-10) NEHRP Seismic Design Technical Brief No. 5 PDF 3.3MB
Seismic Design of Composite Steel Deck and Concrete-filled Diaphragms: A Guide for Practicing Engineers
NIST GCR 11-917-10
  NEHRP Seismic Design Technical Brief No. 6 (NIST GCR 11-917-11REV-1) NEHRP Seismic Design Technical Brief No. 6 PDF 7MB
Seismic Design of Cast-in-Place Concrete Special Structural Walls and Coupling Beams: A Guide for Practicing Engineers
NIST GCR 11-917-11REV-1
  Program Plan for the Development of Seismic Design Guidelines for Port Container, Wharf, and Cargo Systems (NIST GCR 12-917-19) Program Plan for the Development of Seismic Design Guidelines for Port Container, Wharf, and Cargo Systems PDF 5MB

high resolution print version PDF 12MB
NIST GCR 12-917-19

  Quantification of Building Seismic Performance Factors (FEMA P695) Quantification of Building Seismic Performance Factors FEMA P695
New! Soil-Structure Interaction for Building Structures (NIST GCR 12-917-21) Soil-Structure Interaction for Building Structures PDF 13MB NIST GCR 12-917-21

  Tentative Framework for Development of Advanced Seismic Design Criteria for New Buildings (NIST GCR 12-917-20) Tentative Framework for Development of Advanced Seismic Design Criteria for New Buildings PDF 15MB NIST GCR 12-917-20

  Vertical Evacuation from Tsunamis: A Guide for Community Officials (FEMA P646A) Vertical Evacuation from Tsunamis: A Guide for Community Officials
How to implement the design guidelines detailed in FEMA P646
FEMA P646A


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