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(developed as part of the Concrete Coalition project)
Mitigation of Collapse Risk in Older Concrete Buildings: Grand Challenge Research of Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center and Network for Earthquake Simulation.
FEMA-154, Appendix E – see Section E.7 for a graphic of concrete moment frame construction (including non-ductile concrete frame construction), summary of EQ performance and rehabilitation techniques. The complete document is also available here.
Basic description of concrete construction (not vulnerabilities) from Portland Cement Association.
Tutorial on RC Frame Construction from the World Housing Encyclopedia, includes many illustrations.
Short primer on RC frame buildings, from the World Housing Encyclopedia, includes review of performance and mitigation.
Article on mitigation technology from “Invention & Technology Magazine” (1986).
Performance in Earthquakes:
PEER report on performance of concrete frame structures in the 1999 Turkey EQ.
Links to other organizations:
- Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)
- Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER)
- Applied Technology Council (ATC)