A Robust Framework for Benchmarking Seismic Performance of Modern New Zealand Code-Conforming Buildings
This poster presents an overview of the project defined to develop a robust framework for benchmarking the seismic performance of modern New Zealand core-conforming buildings including conventional and low-damage concrete and steel structures. The immediate need for this project has been seen through UC Quake Centre's engagement with engineering practitioners. This framework follows the methodology introduced by Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research (PEER) centre for performance-based earthquake engineering. PEER's Framework was primary developed to improve the decision-making procedures regarding the seismic performance of the buildings using some measurable decision variables. It provides a comprehensive understanding of risk exposures related to structural and non-structural components and building contents and facilitate decision making for territorial authorities, property owners, commercial tenants, engineers and contractors.