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07.20.17 | Assessment of First Generation Performance-Based Seismic Design Methods for New Steel Buildings

A few years ago, NIST started a research program to compare the standards for designing new code buildings (with ASCE-7) and assessing existing buildings (with ASCE-41) to determine if they provide consistent levels of performance. A suite of 4-, 8-, and 16-story steel buildings (SMF, SCBF, and EBF) were designed using both the Equivalent Lateral Force (ELF) Procedure and Modal Response Spectrum Analysis (RSA). Then, they performed the seismic performance assessment of the building suite using both linear and nonlinear analysis procedures prescribed in ASCE 41. Attend this presentation to see how they compare.

  • Course will award 1.5 hours of continuing education
  • This course is Diamond Review approved in 49 states. New York does not accept hours from recordings.