This chapter covers the design of steel buildings for earthquake resistance according to the Clause 6.1.1 provisions of Section 6 of EN 1998-1. It summarizes the important points of Section 6 without repeating them, and provides comments and explanations for their application, as well as background information.

The scope of Section 6 covers buildings made of steel frames. However, most of the design conditions defined in Section 6 for materials, connections, types of structures, control, etc., apply also to Section 7 on composite steel concrete structures. Those clauses of Section 7 relevant to the various sections of this chapter are indicated in the margin.

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