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I am familiar with the fact that CBC has guidelines for peer review and site
specific ground motions. My understanding is that the CBC applies to
buildings such as schools and hospitals? If an essential facility is to be
designed based on UBC, the question is: does UBC require peer review and
site-specific ground motion, and under what circumstances. At first glance I
have not found any such requirements. I am still glancing!


-----Original Message-----
From: fturner [mailto:fturner(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2001 9:39 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: Peer Review per UBC....when?

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.