Farzad Naeim, Ph.D., S.E., Esq. - John A. Martin & Associates
ABSTRACT - an overview of current performance based methodologies utilized for design of tall buildings is presented. The reasons why common presecriptive code provisions are incapable of addressing the needs of tall building design engineers are explained.
The performance objectives commonly associated with tall building design are identified and the evolution of current component-based performance objectives to a more rigorous and fully probalistic approach to performance based design is discussed.
Provisions of the leading performance based criteria for design of tall buildings such as those contained in the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center's Tall Building Initiative (PEER-TBI) and Los Angeles Tall Buildings Structural Design Council (LATBSDC) are compared and contrasted.
Modeling and acceptance criteria associated with various performance based design guidelines are explained and special issues such as slection and scaling of ground motion records, soil-foundation-structure interaction issues, and seismic instrumentation and peer review needs are elaborated upon.
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