The ATC-5 report, Guidelines for Seismic Design and Construction of Single-Story Masonry Dwellings in Seismic Zone 2, was developed under a contract with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). (Published 1986, 49 pages)
ABSTRACT: The report offers a concise methodology for the earthquake design and construction of single-story masonry dwellings in Seismic Zone 2 of the United States, as defined by the 1973 Uniform Building Code. The Guidelines are based in part on shaking table tests of masonry construction conducted at the University of California at Berkeley Earthquake Engineering Research Center. The report is written in simple language and includes basic house plans, wall evaluations, detail drawings, and material specifications.
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