If you obtained your 2000 IBC from ICBO you should have received in a small
cardboard envelope a "Code Central" CD-ROM with a small single sheet of
instructions on how to install the Earthquake Spectral Response Acceleration
Maps data for use with the seismic provisions in the 2000 IBC. The data on
these maps was developed by USGS/BSSC/FEMA under the USGS Seismic Hazard
Mapping Project headed by E. V. Leyendecker and A. D. Frankel.
Instead of having to unroll some 24 large maps to find the spectral response
accelerations for particular location for use in the seismic provisions in
the 2000 IBC, all one needs to do is install the Seismic Design files from
the CD-ROM and log on to either the Zip Code or the latitude and longitude of
the particular site.
Please read the instructions on the small sheet in the cardboard folder with
the Code Control CD-ROM and the "README3.01" file which is on the CD-ROM.
If you have any questions or problems contact USGS Websites address:
Remember when all else fails read the instructions.
Frank E. McClure May 26, 2000