Procedures for seismic assessment of unreinforced masonry buildings

Ingham, Jason M. and Russell, Alistair P. and Abdul Razak, Abdul Karim and Oyarzo-Vera, Claudio (2008) Procedures for seismic assessment of unreinforced masonry buildings. In: M.J. Nigel Priestley Symposium. IUSS Press, Pavia, Italy, pp. 1-12. ISBN 978-88-6198-022-8

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be seismically assessed. If the building is found to have less than 1/3rd of the strength of a comparable new building, then it is described as earthquake prone, and must be either strengthened or demolished. To complete the assessment process, all buildings are first subject to an Initial Evaluation Procedure (IEP). Currently, software is being developed to facilitate execution of the IEP during field inspection of the building, with data relayed to a centralized web-based depository. If the IEP indicates that the building is earthquake prone then a detailed seismic assessment must be conducted. A variety of detailed assessment procedures exist, but New Zealand practitioners have communicated varying degrees of dissatisfaction with these techniques and an improved detailed assessment procedure is therefore being developed. Aspects of the IEP process and detailed assessment procedures available and under development are reported.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: buildings, New Zealand, Initial Evaluation Procedure (IEP), unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Abdul Karim
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2020 01:40
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2020 01:40

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