From Performance‐based Earthquake Engineering to Urban Resilience
Presented by Gregory Deierlein
John A. Blume Professor of Engineering
Christchurch Presentation: Wednesday 25 March 2015
Auckland Presentation: Tuesday 14 April 2015
Wellington Presentation: Wednesday 15 April 2015
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Performance-based earthquake engineering has matured over the past twenty years from a conceptual framework into a formal methodology that can enable quantitative assessment of the seismic risks to buildings and infrastructure. At the same time, rapid growth of cities and experiences from recent earthquakes have accelerated the need to look more holistically at the resilience of communities. This lecture will review key ingredients of performance-based design and how it can be applied to quantify collapse safety, financial losses and downtime of buildings that are integral to urban resilience. Examples will include recent performance evaluations of high-rise buildings that are representative of the residential and office building inventory in San Francisco and modern cities.