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RE: criteria for retrofit of existing structures

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Check out the Uniform Code for Building Conservation and any local ordinances that modify it. San Diego has specific criteria for existing structures that depends on the type of construction, use and whether or not the materials are archaic such as URM.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Khosrownia, Ghassem SPK [mailto:GKhosrownia(--nospam--at)]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2000 3:24 PM
> To: 'seaoc'
> Subject: criteria for retrofit of existing structures
> What criteria would you use to perform seismic retrofit on an existing
> building in Southern California? Is UBC or California Title 
> 24 (which is
> based on UBC) a good set of criteria? The reason I am asking 
> is if this
> criteria is for design and construction of new buildings then 
> it can not
> apply to existing structure.
> Thanks for your input.
> Ghassem.