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Guidelines for Seismic Design of Tall Buildings

Credit: 8 PDH
Course Fee: $120.00
104 pages

Course Summary:

This course presents a recommended alternative to the prescriptive procedures for seismic design of buildings contained in standards such as ASCE 7 and the International Building Code (IBC). The Guidelines were developed considering the seismic response characteristics of tall buildings, including relatively long fundamental vibration period, significant mass participation and lateral response in higher modes of vibration, and a relatively slender profile.

Learning Objective:

By the end of this course, the participant should understand the seismic design of structural elements normally assigned as part of the seismic-force-resisting system as well as structural elements whose primary function is to support gravity loads.

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Course Content

Course Author: Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center

Course 1

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