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Giving to NICEE
IITK-GSDMA Project on Review of Seismic Codes, & Preparation of Commentary and Handbooks

The Gujarat State Disaster Management Authority, Gandhinagar (GSDMA) has awarded a project to IIT Kanpur for review of building codes on earthquakes, wind, and fire. The scope of work includes review of relevant codes, suggestions for modifications therein, development of commentaries and handbooks, and dissemination of the same to interested professionals through a variety of means. The project aims to contribute towards better implementation of codes.

Various reports developed under this project are placed at the NICEE web site so that interested professionals can review these and offer their comments and suggestions for further improvements. We invite you to visit the NICEE web site from time to time and to review any of the documents that may interest you. All suggestions and comments should be sent to the attention of Professor Sudhir K Jain, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur 208016, India, fax: 0512-2597866, email:

Suggestions and comments will be very much appreciated. By reviewing the documents and helping us improve these, you will be making a contribution to the cause of better constructions in our country.

The various resources available include:
Earthquake Codes::
I) Indian Seismic Code IS: 1893 (Part 1): 2002
II) IS 13920 for Ductile Detailing of RC Structures
III) Design Example of a Building
IV) Earthquake Code on Liquid Storage Tanks
V) Seismic Design of Masonry Buildings
VI) Seismic Evaluation and Strengthening of Buildings
VII) Seismic Design of Earth Dams and Embankments
VIII) Seismic Design of Buried Pipelines
Wind Codes::
I) Indian Code for Wind Loads IS: 875 (Part 3)
Fire Codes::

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