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|Author(s):||James Harris; David Bonneville; Ryan A. 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|
|PDF version:||Click here to retrieve PDF version of paper (8MB)|