Question 2 :
The block of lines which goes like this
DEFINE 1893 LOADZONE 0.16 RF 3 I 1.5 SS 1 ST 1 DM 0.05 DT 5SELFWEIGHTJOINT WEIGHT....MEMBER WEIGHT....
etc. is required only when you are using the static method of 1893 load generation, is thatcorrect? If I am using the Response spectrum method, is it required?
It is required for the response spectrum method also. The 1893 code mentions thefollowing.In the implementation of the above requirement, the program calculates the fundamentalperiod Ta as per clause 7.6 of the code on the basis of the ST Parameter (1 / 2 / 3).