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Ghassem - You might try the California Building Code which contains specific
amendments to the Uniform Building Code that address ground motion
determination for site-specific design criteria. The CBC is available from
ICBO 1-800-423-6587.

Fred Turner, Staff Structural Engineer, California Seismic Safety
Commission, 1755 Creekside Oaks Drive Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95833
916-263-0582 Work Phone, 916-263-0594 Fax fturner(--nospam--at)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Khosrownia, Ghassem SPK" <GKhosrownia(--nospam--at)>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2001 6:54 AM
Subject: Peer Review per UBC....when?

> Hi,
> For the DoD projects we use FEMA for the most part for seismic analysis
> design. We also have our own criteria on top of that called TI 809-04 for
> new buildings. For enhanced performance objectives our TI 809-04
> requirements become a blend of FEMA 302 and FEMA 273 (seismic rehab of
> buildings). The state of the art design requirements of TI 809-04 designs
> for enhanced performance objectives (mission critical essential
> be peer reviewed, and that ground motion be determined by site specific
> means. Are there such requirements by UBC 97 for essential facilities such
> as fire stations and air traffic control towers?
> Thanks.
> Ghassem.