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TitleNational shear wave measurement guidelines for Canadian seismic site assessment
AuthorCrow, H L; Hunter, J A; Bobrowsky, P T
SourceProceedings of GeoManitoba 2012, the 65th Canadian Geotechnical Conference; 2012 p. 1-11
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20120132
MeetingGeoManitoba 2012, 65th Canadian Geotechnical Conference; Winnipeg; CA; September 30 - October 3, 2012
RelatedThis publication is related to Hunter, J A; Crow, H L; (2012). Shear wave velocity measurement guidelines for Canadian seismic site characterization in soil and rock, Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 7078
Subjectsengineering geology; geophysics; seismic waves; wave propagation; seismic velocities; building codes
Illustrationsprofiles; logs
ProgramNational Guidelines for Natural Hazard Assessment and Mitigation, Public Safety Geoscience
AbstractIn 2012/13, Natural Resources Canada will release a multi-volume series of Canadian geohazard-related guidelines for geoprofessionals. One of these volumes addresses technical and non-technical topics specific to the measurement of shear wave velocities (Vs) for the assignment of seismic site categories, compliant with the 2010 National Building Code of Canada (NBCC). The volume covers the theory and limitations of 13 current and emerging Vs measurement techniques, and includes key references, current states of engineering practice, data collection procedures and processing techniques, and recommended reporting requirements for each method. Guidance is also provided on complimentary geophysical techniques for subsurface site reconnaissance. We anticipate that these Guidelines will be widely used by geophysicists, geotechnical engineers, municipal building code departments, and others who are involved in seismic site classification following the 2010 NBCC.