The Tall Buildings Initiative, coordinated by the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research (PEER) Center, has just released its Task 7 Report, “Modeling and acceptance criteria for seismic design and analysis of tall buildings.” This report is jointly published by PEER and the Applied Technology Council as PEER/ATC 72-1.
The goal of this task in the Initiative was to develop practical guidance for nonlinear modeling of tall buildings (buildings that exceed 160 ft) constructed with reinforced concrete, steel, and composite construction. The project coordinated a workshop that identified critical issues in tall buildings modeling and acceptance values, gathered researcher/practitioner teams to review the literature, and conducted analyses to identify appropriate procedures.
This report represents a compilation of the latest available information on analytical simulation, system and component behavior, material properties, and recommendations specific to the seismic design of tall building structural systems.
PEER/ATC 72-1 is intended to serve as a resource document for the “Guidelines for Seismic Design of Tall Buildings,” which will be published later this year by PEER.
The report is available for download at: http://peer.berkeley.edu/tbi/publications-reports/