Next Generation Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering: ATC-58 Approach

Date: January 18, 2012

Presenter:  Tony Yang, PhD, UBC Department of Civil Engineering

Next generation performance-based earthquake engineering aims to quantify performance of facilities using metrics that are of immediate use to both engineers and stakeholders. The method quantifies the seismic risk for the facility in terms of financial loss, down time and casualties, and consistently accounts for the uncertainties in the seismic hazard, structural response, resulting damage, and repair costs. The outcome will allow the building owners to make an informed risk-based management decision, and allow structural engineers to design new and innovative structural systems more efficiently and cost effectively.

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