NEHRP Seismic Design Technical Brief No. 1: Seismic Design of Reinforced Concrete Special Moment Frames, A Guide for Practicing Engineers

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The NEHRP Seismic Design Technical Brief No. 1: Seismic Design of Reinforced Concrete Special Moment Frames, A Guide for Practicing Engineers, was produced under contract to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), by the NEHRP Consultants Joint Venture, a joint venture of ATC and the Consortium of Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering (CUREE). (Published 2008, 25 pages)

ABSTRACT: This TechBrief was written to assist in the application of ACI 318, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete, requirements for special moment frames. It is intended especially for the practicing structural engineer, though it will also be useful for building officials, educators, and students. The main body of text in this guide emphasizes code requirements and accepted approaches to their implementation, but also includes background information and sketches to help understand the requirements.

This technical brief is also available for download in electronic format at the NEHRP web site.

This task has been completed and produced the NIST GCR 8-917-1 report which may be ordered here in hard (printed) copy format.

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