Resources & Links

If you would like to suggest resources that could be added to this page, please contact Maggie Ortiz.

Featured Resource:

Database of Concrete Buildings Damaged in Earthquakes 

(developed as part of the Concrete Coalition project)

Basic Information/Guidelines/Tutorials:

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.

PEER Test-Bed Report on Non-Ductile Concrete Frame Building in Van Nuys.

Ordinances/Policies:

City of Los Angeles Division 95–Earthquake Hazard Reduction in Existing Reinforced Concrete Buildings and Concrete Frame Buildings with Masonry Infills
City of Long Beach Chapter 18.71 Voluntary Earthquake Hazard Reduction in Existing Reinforced Concrete Buildings and Concrete Frame Buildings with Masonry Infills
City of Santa Monica ordinance on seismic strengthening provisions for existing nonductile concrete buildings
City of Burbank publication on mitigation ordinance for non-ductile concrete frame structures “Voluntary Earthquake Hazard Reduction Guidelines for Existing reinforced Concrete Buildings and Concrete Frame Buildings with Masonry Infill.”
City of Palo Alto Seismic Hazards Identification Program

Links to other organizations:

Sponsoring Organizations

Concrete