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The current NEHRP is the 1994 and may be obtained from FEMA.  The FEMA 
reference numbers are  FEMA 222A and FEMA 223A.  The 222A is the Provisions 
and the 223A is the Commentary.  There is also a set of maps that go with 
it.  Occasionally you need to remind them of the maps.  The NEHRP Provisions 
are very similar to the ASCE 7-95 seismic section.

The FEMA documents are free.  ASCE 7 is not.

The FEMA documents should be available from your local FEMA office or from 
Washington, D.C. @ 202-646-3484.

Keep the title in mind.  The document is for "New Buildings".  Your building 
will probably not comply.

The Building Seismic Safety Council prepared this document for FEMA.  They 
and the ATC are in the final stages of another document "Guidelines for the 
Seismic Rehabilitation of Buildings".  This document is more applicable for 
existing construction.

Harold Sprague
Black & Veatch
From: seaoc
To: seaoc
Subject: [SEAOC] NEHRP
Date: Thursday, September 12, 1996 3:07PM

I have a client who is in the process of obtaining financing for the 
of a single story 1930's era building. The occupancy of the building is
changing and as such the local building department has required it be
upgraded per the 91 UCBC.

The building construction consists of reinforced cast in place concrete
walls, straight sheathed diaphragm and open store-front.

The UCBC upgrade has presented no problems but the lender has thrown a 
The lender has asked for evidence that the construction conforms with the
"National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program Recommended Provisions for 
Development of Seismic Regulations for New Building".

Who knows where a copy of this document can be obtained?