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Publication Citation: Cost Analyses and Benefit Studies for Earthquake-Resistant Construction in Memphis, Tennessee

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Author(s): James Harris; David Bonneville; Ryan Kersting; John Lawson; Peter Morris;
Title: Cost Analyses and Benefit Studies for Earthquake-Resistant Construction in Memphis, Tennessee
Published: December 17, 2013
Abstract: The fundamental objective of the project was to develop realistic cost premiums associated with earthquake-resistant building construction in the middle Mississippi River Valley region. An additional objective was to investigate the benefits expected from instituting modern building code provisions for seismic safety. This report provides a summary of cost analyses and benefit studies conducted on six buildings located in Memphis metropolitan area. The six selected building types were selected to be representative of construction expected in the area. Three levels of design were conducted to facilitate comparison of total construction cost and earthquake resistance.
Citation: NISTGCR - 14-917-26
Keywords: NEHRP Consultants Joint Venture; ATC; Cost-Benefit Analysis; Earthquake Engineering; Design
Research Areas: Earthquake Hazards Reduction
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