ABSTRACT

Building the Performance You Need: A Guide to State-Of-The-Art Tools for Seismic Design and Assessment   [open pdf - 16MB]

From the Executive Summary: "This Guide presents information project managers and decision-makers need to know to use a performance-based approach for seismic design and assessment. A building project that uses performance-based seismic design and assessment methods is essentially the same as a typical project, but with a few key differences. This Guide provides an overview of decisions, steps, and implications associated with using a performance-based approach. It covers: [1] When and why to use a performance-based approach; [2] How a performance-based approach varies from a conventional approach; [3] The types of projects a performance-based approach can be used for, and varying ways it can be used; [4] How to assemble a knowledgeable and effective team; [5] How to determine earthquake performance goals for a particular project; and [6] Cost implications of using a performance-based approach[.] This Guide focuses solely on performance-based methods for managing the earthquake risk of buildings, but similar approaches can be used for other threats, such as severe storms, flooding, or fire."

Report Number:
FEMA P-58-7; Federal Emergency Management Agency P-58-7
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2018-12
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Public Domain
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Federal Emergency Management Agency: http://www.fema.gov/
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pdf
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