Seismic Design Working Group calls for participation in peer review process

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March 09, 2016 |
Seismic Design Working Group calls for participation in peer review process

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The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Seismic Working Group is seeking individuals to participate in its peer review process.

The group wants professionals to review its findings and make important contributions to the final output. In 2008, the CTBUH Seismic Working Group produced a publication “Recommendations for the Seismic Design of High-rise Buildings.” In this document and in subsequent working group meetings, it was established that Performance Based Seismic Design is most appropriate for tall building design, particularly in regions of high seismicity. 

Subsequently, the CTBUH Performance Based Seismic Design Working Group was formed to publish the “Performance Based Seismic Design (PBSD) of Tall Buildings” Technical Guide. Where international standard practice varies, the publication will highlight and contrast design conventions. 

This document will also investigate whether historically established design practices should be modified in light of the substantial increase in our ability to analyze the behavior of tall buildings through the PBSD process. For more information on the Performance Based Seismic Design Working Group, contact workinggroups@ctbuh.org.

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