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
Pub Type: NIST Pubs
NEHRP Consultants Joint Venture, ATC, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Earthquake Engineering, Design