§ 9401. PURPOSE  

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  • This Chapter provides systematic procedures and standards for identification of welded steel moment frame buildings, and time periods under which these buildings are required to be structurally inspected and repaired. Where inspection finds damage, this Chapter requires the building to be repaired or demolished. This Chapter sets forth minimum standards for structural seismic resistance to reduce the risk of loss of life and injury by the inspection and repair of lateral load resisting welded steel moment frame connections. Compliance with these standards will not necessarily prevent loss of life or injury, or prevent earthquake damage to repaired buildings. This Chapter does not require existing electrical, plumbing, mechanical or fire safety systems to be altered.

(Ord. 99-0040 § 73 (part), 1999.)