Seismic design requirements for nonstructural building components of five major building codes, including the 1994 Uniform Bldg. Code, the 1994 Standard Bldg. Code, the 1994 NEHRP Recommended Provisions for Seismic Regulations for New Buildings, the New Zealand Bldg. Code, and the Japanese Bldg. Code, were reviewed in this study. Comparisons of codes reveal wide variation in seismic force and displacement requirements, both in terms of levels of stringency and levels of details. The difference in seismic force requirements between the most and least stringent codes can be more than five times.Laboratory tests of sections of ceilings in combination with nonstructural partition walls were conducted by Rihal and Granneman (1984)28. ... 2.1.2 Light Fixtures Since commercial light fixtures typically weigh 5 to 25 kg (1 1 to 55 lbs), the collapse of ceiling mounted fixtures in an ... In the 1994 Northridge earthquake it was observed that fluorescent light fixtures tethered by two aquot;failsafeaquot; support wires inanbsp;...
|Title||:||State of the Art Report on Seismic Design Requirements for Nonstructural Building Components|
|Author||:||Long T. Phan, Andrew W. Taylor, Ph.D.|
|Publisher||:||DIANE Publishing - 1996-06-01|