Techniques for Estimating Earthquake Probable Loss for Buildings and Contentsby 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,
Abstract: 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: Seismic tests | Seismic effects | Earthquakes | Insurance | Earthquake resistant structures | Load and resistance factor design | Seismic design | Building design
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