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Area seismic classification in Canada (Kelowna, BC)

Area seismic classification in Canada (Kelowna, BC)

Area seismic classification in Canada (Kelowna, BC)

My firm is searching for the seismic classification for some preliminary order of Mag on an industrial site located in Kelowna British Columbia Canada

RE: Area seismic classification in Canada (Kelowna, BC)

That information is contained in the National Building Code (NBC) for Canada Appendix C Za=1, Zv=1, Zonal velocity ratio=0.05.

The NBC can be obtained in CD or paper format from http://www.nrc.ca/irc/catalogue/codes.html

I strongly suggest that you contact a BC based structural designer to review these loadings for you as the treatment of earthquake loads is spelled out in the NBC. There may also be a BC code that has different requirements. Check out http://www.mhr.gov.bc.ca/building/ for more information.

At the least buy a copies of the codes and have your own structural engineers review the documents.

Rick Kitson MBA P.Eng

Construction Project Management
From conception to completion

RE: Area seismic classification in Canada (Kelowna, BC)

RDK is correct. The BC building Code lists Za as 1  Zv as1 and v=0.05

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