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Re: UBC 1988 VS UBC 1997

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The 1997 UBC or the 1998 CBC calls for significantly more stronger forces to 
be designed structurally,  especially in relation to near field (5km) of 
active faults.  How and why and where these stronger forces are called for is 
why there is such a brouhaha about the new codes.

Ron Fong
Fremont, CA

In a message dated 9/26/1999 10:43:03 AM Pacific Daylight Time, 
alexcnac(--nospam--at) writes:

<< Our Structural Code is based on the UBC 1988.
 What are the major differences between the two?
 Is  UBC 1997 safer than UBC 1988.