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  Seismic performance of non-structural systems

New Zealand has been a leader in earthquake design and construction for several decades. Seismic performance non structural image.JPG

The New Zealand Building Code has some of the most rigorous seismic performance requirements, even when compared to similarly earthquake-prone nations. Consequently, the performance of New Zealand buildings in severe seismic events is among the best in the world. 

This guide includes all the elements within a building that are not part of the primary gravity or lateral force-resisting structure but are still required for the building to function.

This book covers: 

  • Earthquakes and non-structural systems
  • Building controls for seismic systems
  • Non-structural design process
  • General retraint design
  • Accommodating earthquake movement 

Click link to Preview sample pages.