Regulations for Seismic Design - World List 2016

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Name Iranian Building Codes and Standards
Iranian Code of Practice for Seismic Resistant Design of Buildings
Also known as Iran national Standard No. 2800.
Year 4th Edition: Published in 2015; ISBN: 978-600-113-128-8
Issued by Building and Housing Research Center
PDF file*  
  * already offered for previous List or newly provided for current List
About the edition 1st Edition: Published in 1988
2nd Edition: Published in 1993
3rd Edition: Published in 2007; ISBN: 978-964-9903-41-5
4th Edition: Published in 2015; ISBN: 978-600-113-128-8
Language  The original version is in Farsi (Persian) language. The English translation of the 3rd Edition, 2007 can be downloaded from: 26_Iran_Code.pdf (2007)
Distributed media  It can be available in both electronic media and printed document.
Free or charged The printed version cost 120,000 Rials (4US$); The pdf can be downloaded for free (of the Code can be code can be downloaded for free. It has been free so far and still expected to be free.
Editorial Note Code Content: 4th Edition of the Iranian Code of Practice for Seismic Resistant Design of Buildings composed of 7 Chapters and 5 Appendixes. The First chapter provides general seismic provisions on the structural and architectural integrity and classification of buildings, as well as the definition of design objectives. Chapter 2 provide the seismic ground motion (SGM) parameters, hazard zonation map, design spectra, the need for development of site-specific design spectra, and the standard procedures for selecting and scaling of SGM records. The seismic design requirements for building structures are presented in Chapter 3 including basic requirements for structural members, providing continuous load paths, structural system selection, linear/nonlinear analysis methods, and control of drifts/deformations. Chapter 4 is dedicated to the seismic design requirements for non-structural components. Seismic design requirements for non-building structures including non-building structures similar to buildings, non-building structures not similar to buildings, and non-building structures supported by other structures are illustrated in Chapter 5. Geotechnical seismic requirements to protect structures from geological hazards such as liquefaction, land slide, faulting and sink holes has been presented in Chapter 6. Chapter 7 specifies additional seismic guidelines and special considerations for the masonry buildings. 5 Appendixes describes the hazard zonation map of Iran; and provide extra technical support for designers on P-Delta effects, diaphragms, and soil-structure interaction.

National delegate can be contacted for further inquiry. Publisher of the code -Building and Housing Research Center (BHRC) of Iran- can also be contacted to receive a copy of the code. 

*No updated information provided by the National Delegate in 2020