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This is the second edition of CSA S832, Seismic risk reduction of operational and functional components (OFCs) of buildings. It supersedes the first edition, published in 2001 under the title Guideline for Seismic Risk Reduction of Operational and Functional Components (OFCs) of Buildings.
This Standard applies to OFCs in buildings with significant seismic hazards as defined in Clause 188.8.131.52 of the NBCC.
This Standard provides information and methodologies to identify and evaluate seismic hazards associated with OFCs and to undertake appropriate mitigation strategies and techniques. While seismic risk reduction of OFCs is affected by the structural performance of a building, this Standard does not address structural integrity (see Clause 1.3).
This Standard is intended for use by building owners, building officials, facility managers, engineers, architects, and other stakeholders for improving the safety and serviceability of OFCs subjected to earthquakes.