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Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings
Cost Advantanges of Buckling Restrained Braced Frame Buildings
Buckling-Restrained Braced Frames (BRBFs) are a new steel seismic-load-resisting system that has found use in the western United States because of its efficiency and its promise of seismic performance far superior to that of conventional braced frames.
The mission of the National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC) is to determine rapidly the location and size of all destructive earthquakes worldwide and to immediately disseminate this information to concerned national and international agencies, scientists, and the general public.