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Development of Procedures to Enhance the Performance of Rehabilitated URM Buildings.
Lizundia, B.; Holmes, W. T.; Longstreth, M.; Kren, A.; Abrams, D. P.
National Inst. of Standards and Technology (BFRL), Gaithersburg, MD., August 1997, 110 p.
The primary purpose of this study was to develop procedures to enhance the performance of rehabilitated URM buildings. Enhanced performance means either the increased reliability of achieving an intended Performance Level or the successful achievement of a Performance Level higher than expected by the current standard of practice. This study also contains summaries of 1994 Northridge Earthquake damage data collected by others, and it contains generic cost estimate data developed for use in comparing various methods of providing enhanced performance.
Damage assessment; Seismic design; Construction materials; Earthquake damage; Anchors (Structural); Design criteria; Cost estimation; Holes (Openings); Retrofitting; Epoxies; Buildings; Cost effectiveness; Earthquake engineering; Ground motion; Cost benefit analysis; Dynamic structural analysis; Grouts; Stiffening; Earthquake resistant structures; Unreinforced masonry; Bracing; URM (Unreinforced Masonry)