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Comparison of U.S. and Chilean Building Code Requirements and Seismic Design Practice 1985-2010

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Author(s)

Ronald Hamburger, Patricio Bonelli, Rene Lagos, Loring Wyllie Jr.

Abstract

This work is part of a series of investigations into the performance of engineered construction during the February 27, 2010, Maule earthquake in Chile. It is intended to provide an understanding of the similarities and differences between U.S. and Chilean seismic design codes and practices so that meaningful conclusions can be drawn from the observed performance of buildings in Chile, and that seismic-resistant construction can be improved in the United States.
Citation
Grant/Contract Reports (NISTGCR) - 12-917-18
Report Number
12-917-18

Keywords

NEHRP Consultants Joint Venture, ATC, Chilean Seismic Design Codes, Design Practice

Citation

Hamburger, R. , Bonelli, P. , Lagos, R. and Wyllie, L. (2012), Comparison of U.S. and Chilean Building Code Requirements and Seismic Design Practice 1985-2010, Grant/Contract Reports (NISTGCR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=915494 (Accessed April 16, 2024)
Created October 15, 2012, Updated February 19, 2017