International Building Code IBC-2000

  • Mario Paz
  • William Leigh


The IBC-2000 is similar to the UBC-97, but it contains some significant differences. An important difference is that the IBC-2000 includes a set of maps to obtain seismic response spectral values that will result in the same level of risk at any given geographic location in the United States. This code also introduces the concept of Seismic Use Group, which is somewhat analogous to the Importance Factor in the UBC-97. In addition, the IBC-2000 classifies every building in a Seismic Design Category which determines the analysis procedure to be used, the maximum allowed height and drift limitations.


Site Class Federal Emergency Management Agency Story Drift Response Modification Factor Maximum Consider Earthquake 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mario Paz
    • 1
  • William Leigh
    • 2
  1. 1.Speed Scientific SchoolUniversity of LouisvilleLouisvilleUSA
  2. 2.University of Central FloridaOrlandoUSA

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