Need a book? Engineering books recommendations...

Return to index: [Subject] [Thread] [Date] [Author]

Re: Building on Fault Lines

[Subject Prev][Subject Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Look for "Guidelines for Evaluating and Mitigating Seismic Hazards in
California" Special Publication 117, Adopted March 13, 1997. It is very
specific on what needs to be done (detached single family dwellings are
exempt).

Suresh Acharya, S.E.


>>> mailbox(--nospam--at)sgeconsulting.com 4/18/2006 7:57 AM >>>
Bill,

Unfortunately, it does not tell a lot.  

Steve Gordin SE
Irvine CA
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Bill Allen 
  To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org 
  Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2006 7:37 AM
  Subject: RE: Building on Fault Lines


  Research "Alquist-Prieto Earthquake Fault Zoning Act of 1972". That
might tell you something.



  T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E.

  ALLEN DESIGNS

  Consulting Structural Engineers
   V (949) 248-8588 . F(949) 209-2509

  -----Original Message-----
  From: GSKWY(--nospam--at)aol.com [mailto:GSKWY(--nospam--at)aol.com] 
  Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2006 5:26 AM
  To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org 
  Subject: Building on Fault Lines



  What restrictions do California (and other states) have as far as
building near fault zones? 

  I.e.  is there a minimum required distance through the nominal fault
line? 

  Is there a restriction on the type of construction within a certain
distance of the fault line?  I.e. you can't build a nuclear reactor on
top of a known fault line? 

  When did restrictions start going into place? 

  When existing buildings are renovated / converted does there distance
to a fault line become an issue? 

  What document / code are there requirements/restrictions contained
in? 

  At what level of government (city / county / state) is this type of
restriction promulgated? 


  Gail Kelley

******* ****** ******* ******** ******* ******* ******* ***
*   Read list FAQ at: http://www.seaint.org/list_FAQ.asp
* 
*   This email was sent to you via Structural Engineers 
*   Association of Southern California (SEAOSC) server. To 
*   subscribe (no fee) or UnSubscribe, please go to:
*
*   http://www.seaint.org/sealist1.asp
*
*   Questions to seaint-ad(--nospam--at)seaint.org. Remember, any email you 
*   send to the list is public domain and may be re-posted 
*   without your permission. Make sure you visit our web 
*   site at: http://www.seaint.org 
******* ****** ****** ****** ******* ****** ****** ********