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Title
Next-Generation Performance-Based Seismic Design Guidelines: Program Plan for New and Existing Buildings.
File
PB2008108225.pdf
Source
Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC., August 2006, 154 p.
Identifying Number(s)
FEMA-445
Abstract
This publication is a step-by-step program plan for the current FEMA project with the Applied Technology Council to develop next-generation performance-based seismic design procedures and guidelines for structural and nonstructural components in new and existing buildings. This plan offers a background on current code design procedures, introduces performance-based seismic design concepts, identifies improvements needed in current seismic design practice, and outlines the tasks and projected costs for a two-phase program to develop next-generation performance-based seismic design procedures and guidelines.
Keywords
; Performance evaluation; Hazards; Buildings; Building codes; Earthquake engineering; Guidelines; Seismic design; US FEMA; Structural analysis; Procedures