Seismic Performance of Low Rise Buildings: State-of-the-Art and Research Needs

by Ajaya Kumar Gupta,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-283-8 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-283-5 (ISBN-10), 1981, Soft Cover, Pg. 299

Conference information: A Workshop | Chicago, Illinois, United States | May 13-14, 1980

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


Papers and panel reports from a workshop on seismic performance of low rise buildings assess the state of the art, identify problem areas, and determine research needs associated with the design and structure of low rise buildings and the main reasons for their failure during earthquakes. These issues are approached according to classification of low rise buildings by material (concrete and masonry, wood, and light metal), and building use (residential, commercial, and industrial). Manufactured building components are also discussed. Implementation strategies for earthquake resistant design of low rise buildings and impediments to these strategies are included. Research needs are discussed in detail and prioritized in each of the panel reports. The workshop was sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

Subject Headings: Building design | Low-rise buildings | Seismic design | Seismic tests | Earthquakes | Earthquake resistant structures | Commercial buildings


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