Actively involved in
the development of seismic codes in India.
Published a large number of papers on this work. On request of the concerned committees, prepared
thoroughly revised drafts of seismic code provisions on:
A major study on building codes (for protection against earthquakes, winds and cyclones, fires, and terrorism) was completed for Gujarat State Disaster Management Authority and numerous documents were developed by a large team of experts from all over the country. The scope of work included review of relevant codes, suggestions for modifications therein, development of several new codes, development of commentaries and handbooks, and dissemination
of the same to interested professionals through a variety of means. Numerous reports developed under this project are placed at the NICEE web site (http://www.nicee.org/IITK-GSDMA_Codes.php), and are being very popular
with the professionals as seen by huge number of hits that the web pages of these reports receive.
List of papers and articles on
Kaushik, H.B., Rai, D.C., and Jain, S.K. (2007), "Evaluation of Code-Specified Strengthening Schemes for Open First-Storey in Masonry-Infilled RC Frames", Proc. of 8th Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 5-7 December 2007, Singapore.
Jain S K, "Codes, Licensing and Education", In
2001 Bhuj, India Earthquake Reconnaissance Report, ed. S K Jain, W R
Lettis, C V R Murty, and J P Bardet, Earthquake Spectra, supplement A
to volume 18. Oakland, CA: Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, July
2002, pp. 319-339.
Jain S K and Das S, "Analysis of Strong Motion
Records from Uttarkashi Earthquake for Assessment of Code Provisions for
Different Seismic Zones," Earthquake Spectra, Vol. 9, No. 4, November