Crytical analysis of building standards in USA

: 11-12
The Schmidt Institute of Physics of the Earth of the Russian Academy of Sciences

The content of USA building standards was analyzed. The comparison of building standards in USA and Russia was done. Similarities and differences were defined. Important defects of building seismic standards in USA were detected.

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