Beginning this summer, four student interns will be building an online database documenting the seismic performance of concrete buildings. Data includes detailed information on the building itself, the damage that led to collapse, and the characteristics of the event that caused the damage. Records comprise tabular information, drawings, photographs, and written reports in an effort to provide insight into the important aspects of the performance of these concrete buildings. To learn more about what will be happening in Phase II visit the Concrete Building Database Project Page.
To view the results of the California Inventory Project please see the Phase I Final Report.
The Concrete Coalition is a network of individuals, governments, institutions, and agencies with shared interest in assessing the risk associated with dangerous non-ductile concrete buildings and developing strategies for fixing them. It is a program of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center at UC Berkeley, the Applied Technology Council and their partners, including the Structural Engineering Association of California, the American Concrete Institute, BOMA of Greater Los Angeles and the U.S. Geological Survey.