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Technical Report No. 120 SEISMIC SAFETY TECHNOLOGY AND REGULATIONS: A LOOK AT THE NEAR FUTURE (Summary of a Symposium) Federal Construction Council Task Group on Seismic Safety NATIONAL ACADEMY P Washington, D.C. 1992 PROPERTY OF LIBRARY

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TH 7 130 NOTICE The Federal Construction Council (FCC) is a continuing activity of the Building Research Board of the National Research Council (NRC). The purpose of the FCC is to promote continuing cooperation among the sponsoring federal agencies and between the agencies and other elements of the building community in order to advance building science and technology—particularly with regard to the design, construction, and operation of federal facilities. Currently, 18 agencies sponsor the FCC: Department of the Air Force, Office of the Civil Engineer Department of the Air Force, Air National Guard Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers Department of the Army, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation Department of Energy, Office of Project and Facilities Management Department of the Navy, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Department of State, Office of Foreign Buildings Operations Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Facilities General Services Administration, Public Buildings Service National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Facilities Engineering Office National Institute of Standards and Technology, Building and Fire Research Laboratory National Endowment for the Arts, Design Arts Program National Science Foundation, Structural Systems and Construction Processes Program Smithsonian Institution, Office of Facilities Service U.S. Information Agency, Voice of America U.S. Public Health Service, Office of Management U.S. Postal Service, Facilities Department. As part of its activities, the FCC periodically publishes reports like this one that have been prepared by committees of government employees. Since these commit- tees are not appointed by the NRC, they do not make recommendations, and their reports are not reviewed and approved in accordance with usual NRC procedures. Consequently, the reports are considered FCC publications rather than NRC publications. ; '• ,' For further information on the FCC program or FCC reports, please write to: Executive Secretary, Federal Construction Council, Building Research Board, 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20418.

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FEDERAL CONSTRUCTION COUNCIL TASK GROUP ON SEISMIC SAFETY Chairman Donald Evick, Facilities Department, U. S. Postal Service Members Satish Abrol, Office of the Air Force Civil Engineer, Department of the Air Force Joseph Corliss, Planning and Review Branch, U. S. Public Health Service Charles Gutberlet, Jr., U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Department of the Army V. Gopinath, Office of Nuclear Safety, Policy and Standards, Department of Energy Bruce Hall, Public Buildings Service, General Services Administration James R. Hill, Natural Phenomena Mitigation Programs, Department of Energy Larry C. Hultengren, Office of Foreign Buildings, Department of State H. S. Lew, Building and Fire Research Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology Howard Nickerson, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Department of the Navy John Pavlides, Facilities Engineering Branch, National Institutes of Health Diana Todd, Building and Fire Research Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology James Vitagliano, Facilities Engineering Office, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Edward Younger, Office of Facilities, Department of Veterans Affairs Staff Henry A. Borger, Federal Construction Council, Building Research Board Lena B. Grayson, Senior Secretary iii

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PREFACE A symposium was held in October 1991 at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to alert the building community in general, and federal officials in particular, to important technical and regulatory developments in the offing concerning both structural and nonstructural aspects of seismic safety. This report comprises summaries of four papers presented at the symposium, which was organized by the Federal Construction Council Task Group on Seismic Safety. The summaries were prepared by the speakers themselves. IV

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CONTENTS SOME BASICS ON WHO'S WHO AND WHAT'S WHAT IN SEISMIC SAFETY Diana Todd, National Institute of Standards and Technology 1 WHAT'S COMING FROM THE NATIONAL EARTHQUAKE HAZARDS REDUCTION PROGRAM Gary D. Johnson, Federal Emergency Management Agency 12 DEVELOPMENT OF SEISMIC DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS FOR LIFELINES James D. Cooper, Federal Highway Administration and Robert D. Dikkers, National Institute of Standards and Technology 16 WHAT'S COMING IN ABATEMENT AND MITIGATION METHODS: ACTIVE AND PASSIVE SYSTEMS FOR EARTHQUAKE PROTECTION Ian G. Buckle, National Center for Earthquake Engineering Research 21

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