NEW SEISMIC DESIGN PROVISIONS IN JAPAN

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Description: The objectives of the Building Standard Law, proclaimed in May 1950, are "to safeguard the life, health, and properties of people by providing minimum standards concerning the site, structure, equipment, and use of buildings." The law outlines the basic requirements, and the technical details are specified in the Building Standard Law Enforcement Order (Cabinet Order) and in a series of Notifications by Minister of Construction.