Seismic restraint of building contents
This paper describes the background to and development of the first New Zealand Standard on the seismic restraint of building contents. The implications of its targeted non-specialist use are discussed, and new concepts such as "frequently occupied areas" explained.
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Standards New Zealand. 1992. Code of practice for general structural design and design loadings for buildings. NZS 4203. Wellington, New Zealand.
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