How earthquakes occur, the resulting ground motions, effects of site conditions, response of structures, performance of concrete buildings and recent design improvements are discussed. Damaging earthquakes can occur in many areas of the world and therefore must be considered in the design of buildings of all types. Thousands of concrete buildings have been subjected to damaging earthquake ground motions and, in general, their performance has been reasonably good although some have collapsed. Careful quality assurance in design and construction and the use of improved design provisions, tempered with seasoned earthquake engineering judgment, can provide good performing concrete buildings.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 25-46

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188910
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SP-53 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1979 12:00AM