Base Isolation and Damage-Resistant Technologies for Improved Seismic Performance of Buildings
The Commission sought the advice of Professor Andrew Buchanan, Holcim Adjunct Professor Des Bull, Associate Professor Rajesh Dhakal, Associate Professor Greg MacRae, Dr Alessandro Palermo and Associate Professor Stefano Pampanin from the University of Canterbury on new technologies to improve seismic performance of buildings.
Their report describes the current approach to seismic design together with a number of alternative technologies that can be used to improve seismic performance including base isolation, precast structural seismic systems (PRESSS) and non-tearing floor systems.
Full PDF version of the document:
Base Isolation and Damage-Resistant Technologies for Improved Seismic Performance of Buildings (.PDF) 7.2mb
Owing to its large size, the report has also been broken into the following segments:
1. Contents, Summary, Background, Performance-Based Design (Pages 1-9) (.PDF) 720mb
2. The Need for Damage-Resistant Design (Pages 10-17) (.PDF) 422kb
3. Base Isolation and Damping Devices (Pages 18-28) (.PDF) 677kb
4. New Forms of Damage Resistant Structure (Pages 29-38) (.PDF) 590KB
5. Damage Resistant Design of Concrete Structures (Pages 39-50) (.PDF) 808kb
6. Damage Resistant Design of Steel Structures (Pages 51-72) (.PDF) 1.2mb
7. Damage Resistant Design of Timber Structures (Pages 73-89) (.PDF) 1.2mb
8. Steps to Achieve These Solutions, Conclusions (Pages 90-93) (.PDF) 217kb