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Program Plan for the Development of Collapse Assessment and Mitigation Strategies for Existing Reinforced Concrete Buildings

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Author(s)

Ken Elwood, Craig Comartin, William Holmes, Dominic Kelly, Laura Lowes, Jack Moehle

Abstract

Work on this project was intended to be an extension of a National Science Foundation (NSF), George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) Grand Challenge project, "Mitigation of Collapse Risks in Older Reinforced Concrete Buildings," being conducted by the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research (PEER) Center. The purpose of the Grand Challenge project is to utilize NEES resources in developing comprehensive strategies for identifying seismically hazardous older concrete buildings and promoting effective hazard mitigation strategies for those buildings found to be at risk of collapse. Results from the NEES Grand Challenge project are expected to be directly applicable to the long-term objectives of this project. This report is intended to provide the basis of a multi-phase program for the development of nationally accepted guidelines for the collapse prevention of older nonductile concrete buildings. It summarizes the scope and content of a series recommended guidance documents, the necessary analytical studies, and estimated costs associated with their development.
Citation
Grant/Contract Reports (NISTGCR) - 10-917-7
Report Number
10-917-7

Keywords

NEHRP Consultants Joint Venture, ATC, Program Plan, Research Needs

Citation

Elwood, K. , Comartin, C. , Holmes, W. , Kelly, D. , Lowes, L. and Moehle, J. (2010), Program Plan for the Development of Collapse Assessment and Mitigation Strategies for Existing Reinforced Concrete Buildings, Grant/Contract Reports (NISTGCR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=915462 (Accessed April 23, 2024)
Created August 16, 2010, Updated February 19, 2017