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The New York City Seismic Code Committee consisted of the following individuals:

Gene C. Abbate
Floyd Anderson
George Balogh
Deborah Beck
Austin Brant
Irwin G. Cantor
Peter Edinger
Mohammed Ettouney
Philip Goldstein
James Gould
Jacob S. Grossman
Raymond C. Heun
Klaus H. Jacob
Joseph Kelly
Sye Lion
Daniel M. McGee
Guy J.P. Nordenson, Chairman
A.M. Ouzoonian
Yakub Patel

Gino Partanti
Frank Petrigliano
Irving Polsky
Alfred Selnick
C. Thomas Statton
Masanobu Shinozuka
Harold I. Thropp
Ernest E. Trolio
Richard L. Tomasetti
Carl J. Turkstra
Luciano N. Villani
Bojidar S. Yanev
Klaus Jacob was Chairman of the Geotechnical Subcommittee, Joseph Kelly of the Loads Subcommittee, Mohamed Ettouney of the Detailing Subcommittee and Deborah Beck was Chairwoman of the Nonstructural Subcommittee. The Committee was established by Commissioner of Buildings Charles Smith in 1989, and encouraged and guided by Commissioners Rudolph Rinaldi and Joel Miehle. Commissioner Joel Miehle oversaw the completion of the code and its signing by Mayor Rudolph Giuliani on 21 February 1995 as Local Law 17/95. The Law took effect on 21 February 1996.

This report was prepared by the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER) through a grant from the National Science Foundation and other sponsors.  Neither MCEER, associates of MCEER, its sponsors, nor any person acting on their behalf:

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Portions of Section 2 have been reproduced from the 1988 edition of the Uniform Building Code, copyright 1988, with the permission of the publisher, the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO).  Although ICBO has granted permission, ICBO assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or the completion of summaries provided herein.


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