Performance-Based Seismic Upgrade of Building Structural Systems: A 2020 Vision

December 30, 2009
Publication: Improving the Seismic Performance of Existing Buildings and Other Structures - Proceedings of the 2009 ATC & SEI Conference on Improving the Seismic Performance of Existing Buildings and Other Structures, 2009 p 10-16
Author(s): Hamburger, Ronald O.

Abstract: Development of performance-based seismic design initiated in the 1980s as a tool to solve the problem of existing seimsically-hazardous buildings. With the publication of national rehabilitation guidelines in the late 1990s, and standardization of these guidelines in 2006, the practice of performance-based design has become widely practiced throughout the United States and been implemented in the evaluation and retrofit of thousands of buildings. Today we are on the threshold of a new era of performance-based earthquake engineerin technology that will combine advanced structural simulation capability, building information modeling and probabilsitic evaluation to enable true performance-based design.

Services: Structural Design