# Guidelines for Seismic Design of Tall Buildings

## Quiz Questions

 1. What is a probability of exceedance within a defined time period at which ground shaking intensity is quantified? Hazard Curve Hazard Level Monotonic Loading Capping Strength 2. The maximum resistance an element will develop under a specific loading protocol is known as the: Maximum Strength Monotonic Strength Peak Strength Capping Strength 3. To perform a meaningful analysis the engineer must develop the building design to a sufficient level of detail to allow determination of the distribution of its: Stiffness Strength Mass All of the above 4. Seismic design of tall buildings in accordance with the guidelines explained offer the advantage of reduced construction cost. True False 5. What is the best time for the engineer of record should prepare an initial draft of the project design criteria? As early as possible Within the first month At any time Within the first three months 6. Seismic design of tall buildings using these Guidelines requires characterization of which levels of ground shaking? Service Level shaking Maximum Considered Earthquake shaking Both of the above None of the above 7. Representative details are not necessary to justify the acceptance criteria. True False 8. Deterministic seismic hazard analysis has ________ components as probabilistic seismic hazard analysis. Similar Different 9. The picture above is: An earthquake curve A hazard estimate A hazard curve None of the above 10. As required by the Building Code, one should use a minimum of ____________ accelerogram sets for response history analysis. One Three Seven Ten 11. Configurations and geometries that complicate behavior, and add to complexity of analysis and uncertainty, should be: Avoided Used 12. Outrigger systems are often included in high-rise building designs to ________ overturning demands on slender vertical elements of the lateral-force-resisting system. Reduce Increase 13. The rotations are increased by _____________motions associated with elongation and shortening of the core wall over its height as a result of flexural action. Vertical Horizontal 14. As slab-column connections experience lateral deformations, increased moment and shear demands result. These demands may result in ___________ of slab reinforcing steel. Yielding Strengthening 15. Soil-foundation-structure interaction analysis ____________ required for serviceability evaluation. Is Is not