This report was completed to fulfill the final reporting requirements to the California Seismic Safety Commission under Contract No. SSC-2007-16 and California Emergency Management Agency under Contract No. FEMA-1628-DR-CA, OES-0005. These contracts provided financial support to conduct tall buildings case studies for testing the Performance-Based Seismic Design Guidelines for Tall Buildings developed under the Tall Buildings Initiative of the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center, University of California, Berkeley. In addition to California Seismic Safety Commission and California Emergency Management Agency, Charles Pankow Foundation under Grant Agreement No. 03-07 also contributed to the development of case study building designs.
The Tall Buildings Initiative involved numerous interrelated tasks aimed at development of performance-based seismic design guidelines of tall buildings, including performance objectives, selection and scaling of earthquake ground motions, modeling and analysis guidelines, the recommended guidelines, and case studies. The work, including some of the work reported here, was made possible through financial and in-kind support by the following organizations: Applied Technology Council, California Emergency Management Agency, California Geologic Survey, California Seismic Safety Commission, Charles Pankow Foundation, City of Los Angeles, City and County of San Francisco, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Los Angeles Tall Buildings Council, National Science Foundation, Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center, Southern California Earthquake Center, Structural Engineers Association of California, and United States Geologic Survey. The tall building designs described in this report were developed with funding from the California Seismic Safety Commission, the California Emergency Management Agency, and Charles Pankow Foundation, and were completed by Magnusson Klemencic Associates (Seattle, WA), Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (San Francisco, CA), and Englekirk & Sabol Consulting Engineers (Santa Ana, CA). The analyses of these buildings were conducted using funding from the California Seismic Safety Commission, the California Emergency Management Agency, and City of Los Angeles. The contributions of these organizations are gratefully acknowledged.
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