Building codes address safety, but not post-earthquake function. Building owners will be disappointed when their new buildings are not occupiable and may need to be demolished after a severe earthquake.
“Past earthquakes have shown that even modern new buildings will be subject to damage and may not be suitable for occupancy or use for many months after a major earthquake.”
– FEMA P-2090/NIST SP-1254
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