Engineering News-Record has released a news story about the newly released Guidelines for Performance-Based Seismic Design of Tall Buildings. Read the article by Nadine Post.
The PEER Center is pleased to announce the release of the “Guidelines for Performance-Based Seismic Design of Tall Buildings” that was developed by PEER’s Tall Buildings Initiative. The Guidelines present a recommended alternative to the prescriptive procedures for seismic design … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
Design of buildings in California currently falls under the provisions of the 1997 Uniform Building Code (UBC-97). Among its provisions, UBC-97 prescribes minimum base-shear strength requirements (PDF file – 105.5 KB). In addition to satisfying strength requirements, UBC-97 establishes maximum … Continue reading