Techniques for Estimating Earthquake Probable Loss for Buildings and Contents

by R. Martin Czarnecki, URS Corp, San Francisco, CA, USA,
Roger E. Scholl, URS Corp, San Francisco, CA, USA,
Lincoln E. Malik, URS Corp, San Francisco, CA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Techniques for Rapid Assessment of Seismic Vulnerability


The probable maximum loss (PML) is useful for quantifing the seismic risk exposure of a facility and for rational decision making regarding earthquake insurance and seismic strengthening of facilities. Several techniques for determining the PMC are described and examples of typical results are presented.

Subject Headings: Earthquakes | Insurance | Seismic tests | Seismic effects | Load and resistance factor design | Seismic design | Earthquake resistant structures

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