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Cost Analyses and Benefit Studies for Earthquake-Resistant Construction in Memphis, Tennessee - Design Drawings

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Author(s)

James Harris, David Bonneville, Ryan A. Kersting, John Lawson, Peter Morris

Abstract

Selection of building types for this study was initiated by an analysis of construction data for Shelby County, Tennessee, provided by the NIST Applied Economics Office. These data covered building information from several decades, ranging from 1940 to 2007. The project team, with the assistance of Memphis-area professionals, analyzed this data set and then projected to future expectations based on observations of current construction practice in the region. Six building types were selected for study: a three-story apartment, a four-story office, a one-story retail, a one-story warehouse, a six-story hospital, and a two-story elementary school. Each design was configured to be a realistic building in terms of size, structural system, and location within the metropolitan area.
Citation
Grant/Contract Reports (NISTGCR) - 14-917-26
Report Number
14-917-26

Keywords

NEHRP Consultants Joint Venture, ATC, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Earthquake Engineering, Design

Citation

Harris, J. , Bonneville, D. , Kersting, R. , Lawson, J. and Morris, P. (2013), Cost Analyses and Benefit Studies for Earthquake-Resistant Construction in Memphis, Tennessee - Design Drawings, Grant/Contract Reports (NISTGCR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=915570 (Accessed May 20, 2024)

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Created December 17, 2013, Updated February 19, 2017