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Moment Resisting Frames Coupled with Rocking Walls Subjected to Earthquakes, PEER Report 2022-03

Mehrdad Aghagholizadeh
Nicos Makris

The high occupancy levels in urban multistory buildings, in association with current safety considerations inevitably leads to a reconsideration of performance objectives. In view of the appreciable seismic damage and several weak-story failures (some at mid-height) of multistory buildings that have been documented after major earthquakes, there has been a growing effort to develop an alternative hybrid structural system by coupling the response of moment resisting frames with rigid/stiff walls which are allowed to uplift and rock during ground shaking; therefore, enforcing a uniform drift...

PEER Activities 2018—2020, PEER Report 2020-08

Khalid Mosalam
Amarnath Kasalanati

The Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER) is a multi-institutional research and education center with headquarters at the University of California, Berkeley. PEER’s mission is to (1) develop, validate, and disseminate performance-based engineering (PBE) technologies for buildings and infrastructure networks subjected to earthquakes and other natural hazards, with the goal of achieving community resilience; and (2) equip the earthquake engineering and other extreme-event communities with new tools. This report presents the activities of the Center over the period of July 1,...

Performance-Based Regulation and Regulatory Regimes, PEER Report 2004-06

Peter J. May
Chris Koski

This research addresses the policy implications of performance-based approaches to regulation. Differences in the form of performance-based regulation arise in thinking about how to characterize performance outcomes, what constitutes desired achievements, and how to measure the level of performance that is obtained. Implementing performance-based regulation is as much about changes in regulatory regimes as it is about introduction of performance-based standards.

Four sets of experiences with performance-based regulatory regimes are examined: (1) the “leaky building crisis” in New...