The 2012 BC Building Code introduced seismic design requirements for all houses and other Part 9 buildings. At first glance, the requirements can be intimidating and complex. Understanding these requirements will allow builders to design and build homes to resist lateral loads, without requiring an engineer.

The workshop on November 27, 2013  will provide a detailed review of the Part 9 requirements and hands-on practice applying the requirements to actual house plans. The format of this workshop encourages discussion, and participants can prepare by reviewing the Homeowner Protection Office’s Illustrated Guide for Seismic Design of Houses (

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