A review of the code provisions for separation of elements & buildings

R. W. G. Blakeley
1974 Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering  
This paper provides background information on the provisions of the proposed New Zealand Standard Code of Practice for General Structural Design and Design Loadings relating to the separation of non-structural elements from the structure, and the separation of buildings from adjacent buildings. The degree of protection afforded by these provisions is indicated for various levels of earthquake attack, and designers are warned of the implications of possible non-structural damage under severe seismic loading.
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