Paper presented to Joint Technical Sessions Between

Jamaica Institution of Engineers (JIE) and the

Caribbean Division of the Institution of Structural Engineers (UK)


Recent Code Developments for Earthquake Resistance


By Alfrico D. Adams F.I.Struct.E, FJIE

May 27, 2004







1. National Building Code Jamaica 1983


2. Caribbean Uniform Building Code 1985


3. Recommended Lateral Force Requirements & Commentary, The Seismology Committee, The Structural Engineers Association of California


4. Uniform Building Code 1997 Volume 2 International Conference of Building Officials (USA)


5. NEHRP Guidelines for the Seismic Rehabilitation of Buildings FEMA 273/October 1997, Federal Emergency Management Agency (USA)


6. NEHRP Recommended Provisions for Seismic Regulations for New Buildings and other Structures 1997 Edition


7. International Building Code 2000, International Code Council, USA