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This Example Application Guide provides helpful guidance on the interpretation and the use of ASCE/SEI 41‑13 through a set of examples that address key selected topics. The Guide covers topics that commonly occur where guidance is believed to be beneficial, with topics effectively organized and presented such that information is easy to find. Commentary accompanies the examples to provide context, rationale, and advice, including discussion of revisions to the standard made in ASCE/SEI 41-17.
The intended audience for this Guide is both practicing engineers and building officials who have limited or no experience with ASCE/SEI 41 and those engineers and building officials who have used these documents in the past, but have specific questions. It is assumed that the user has seismic design experience and a working knowledge of seismic design concepts.
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