Update to Performance-Based Seismic Design Guidelines for Tall Buildings

Research purpose

Tall buildings in regions of high seismicity commonly are designed by performance-based approaches. These approaches enable the efficient design of buildings that are taller and that use materials, systems, and devices that might not be permitted under the prescriptive provisions of building codes. Many of these buildings are designed under the Guidelines for Performance-Based Seismic Design of Tall Buildings, Version 1.0 (TBI Guidelines, 2010). The TBI Guidelines were developed under the auspices of the Tall Buildings Initiative of the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER). In a rapidly developing engineering field, however, the TBI Guidelines have become partially out of date.

This project will develop, write, and publish Version 2.0 of the TBI Guidelines, bringing the document fully up to date with current knowledge.

University of California, Berkeley
Project Area
Performance-Based Design
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Grant period
Jan 2016 - Jan 2017
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Principal Investigator
Jack Moehle, Ph.D.
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