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A Methodology for Seismic Design and Construction and Single-Family Dwellings-supplementary Engineering


Report Acceptance Date: January 1977 (134 pages)

Posted Date: February 07, 2012

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This report presents the engineering basis for the Report titled,"A Methodology for Seismic Design and Construction of Single-Family Dwelling".The purpose of that Report was to develop seismic-resistive design and construction recommendations to reduce future probable earthquake caused damage and hazards for single-family residences.

Included in this report are the engineering calculations,reasoning and/or reports of field observations that form the basis for the design and construction procedures recommended in the Methodology. The theory and design calculations given in this report include considerations of the overall structure,as well as specific construction details.Discussions and calculations pertinent to the overall structure give the justification for the recommendations in the Methodology concerning shear wall and diaphragm layout for typical single-family residences. Discussions in this report relevant to construction details are limited to those details which have not been previously used and are introduced by the Methodology or those details that represent a significant departure from previous construction practice.

This report is part of the collection of scanned historical documents available to the public.


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