Advanced Steel Construction

Vol. 1, No. 2, pp.3-16  (2005)


MAJOR REVISIONS OF THE 2005 AISC SEISMIC CODE

 

I.H. Chen1 and W.F. Chen2

1Senior Project Engineer, DESIMONE Consulting Engineer, San Francisco, CA, USA

2Dean, College of Engineering, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, USA

 

DOI:10.18057/IJASC.2005.1.2.1

 

ABSTRACT:

In this paper, the major changes of the 2005 Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings Part I will be summarized and discussed. The major topics include: Introduction of “Demand Critical Welds” and “Protected Zones”; Expansion of Scope; Integration of ASD into LRFD provisions; Introduction of New Systems and Appendices; General Revisions that applied to all Seismic Load Resisting Systems; and Specific Revisions for the Existing Systems.

 

 

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