Short-Period Building Collapse Performance and Recommendations for Improving Seismic Design: Volume 1 -- Overarching Findings, Conclusions, and Recommendations [open pdf - 15MB]
From the Introduction: "This report summarizes the approaches, analyses, findings, conclusions, and recommendations for a series of studies on the gap between analytically predicted and historically observed earthquake-induced collapse rates for short-period buildings. It also presents a common understanding of the response behavior and collapse performance of short-period buildings subjected to strong earthquake ground motions. The Applied Technology Council (ATC) was commissioned by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to conduct these studies as part of the ATC-116 Project series, 'Solutions to the Issue of Short Period Building Performance.'"
Federal Emergency Management Agency: https://www.fema.gov/