Assessing the earthquake performance of existing buildings of various material types and configurations in New Zealand
Tuleasca, Lusa; Loo, Wei; Wardak, I.
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Citation:Tuleasca, L., Loo, W., & Wardak, I. (2019). Assessing the earthquake performance of existing buildings of various material types and configurations in New Zealand. In Materials Science and Engineering (Ed.), Computational Civil Engineering Conference, Iasi, Romania , Vol. 586 (2019) 012022 (pp. 1 to 8). Retrieved from http://www.cce.ci.tuiasi.ro/
Permanent link to Research Bank record:https://hdl.handle.net/10652/4704
The Initial Evaluation Procedure, conducted as part of Initial Seismic Assessment, is the main topic of this paper. An overview is provided of the eight key steps which define this procedure, and how they are used to determine ratio of New Building Standard (%NBS). The key steps are encapsulated in a programmed EXCEL worksheet (developed and current used in New Zealand) which takes into account various parameters and applies an algorithm to arrive at a preliminary assessed value. Actual examples of various buildings assessed using this procedure in recent years by authors are presented, and the results and some areas of interest are discussed.