Design tips for steel in low or moderate seismicity regions

February 27, 2006
Publication: Modern Steel Construction v 46 n 2 p 50-56

Abstract: This paper provides tips to structural engineers who design buildings in regions of low or moderate seismicity. These tips are based primarily on the authors' experiences designing, peer reviewing, and investigating steel-framed buildings. The topics covered include determining site class and seismic design category, selecting a steel seismic-force-resisting system, and applying detailing requirements.