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Seismic Design Category A or B has no seismic bracing required.  A free pass to ignore any seismic requirements. Hope that helps!


Andrea Mayes

ISAT Seismic Bracing



From: Mauro Bono []
Sent: Friday, August 28, 2009 7:19 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Seismic design requirements for nonstructural components


What are the seismic requirements for nonstructural components for a building in seismic design category A?

I'm currently using IBC 2003 and ASCE 7-05 on a project in the UAE. It is my understanding that chapter 13 of ASCE-7 does not applies to category A building but I'm not totally sure.


Thanks for any hints





Mauro Bono

Senior Structural Engineer