Seismic Design of Base-Isolated Buildings in Mexico. Part 1: Guidelines of a Model Code
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2013
First Page: 17
Last Page: 31
Publisher Id: TOCIEJ-7-17
Article History:Received Date: 9/11/2012
Revision Received Date: 9/11/2012
Acceptance Date: 3/1/2013
Electronic publication date: 08/2/2013
Collection year: 2013
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The updated version for the Manual of Civil Structures (MOC), a model seismic code in Mexico, was published in 2008. MOC also is incorporating guidelines for the seismic design of base-isolated structures this year 2012, being the first Mexican code to include such recommendations. This paper summarizes the most relevant aspects of these guide-lines, their relations to other guidelines worldwide and research efforts conducted in Mexico and worldwide to improve the seismic design of base-isolated structures.