SYMBOLS
Ie = Building Importance Factor


1.5.1 Risk Categorization

Buildings and other structures is classified according to the risk to human life associated with their damage or failure by nature of their occupancy according to Table 1.5-1. Buildings or other structures should be assigned to the highest applicable Risk Category or Categories. The minimum each design loads for structures should include importance factors given in Table 1.5-2.

11.5 IMPORTANCE FACTOR AND RISK CATEGORY

11.5.1 - Importance Factor

An Seismic Importance Factor, Ie, should be choosen to each structure in accordance with Table 1.5-2.