The ATC-15 report,Comparison of Seismic Design Practices in the United States and Japan, was published under a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). (Published 1984, 317 pages)
ABSTRACT: The report contains detailed technical papers describing design practices in the United States and Japan as well as recommendations emanating from a joint U.S.-Japan workshop held in Hawaii in March, 1984. Included are detailed descriptions of new seismic design methods for buildings in Japan and case studies of the design of specific buildings (in both countries). The report also contains an overview of the history and objectives of the Japan Structural Consultants Association (JSCA).
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