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Earthquakes and building

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View Resource A Policy Guide to Steel Moment-Frame Construction

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) makes available online the findings and recommendations from a FEMA-sponsored study of steel-frame buildings initiated in the aftermath of the Northridge earthquake (.pdf). The project was conducted by the SAC Joint Venture (the Structural Engineers Association of California, the Applied Technology Council, and California Universities for Research in...
View Resource NISEE: National Information Service for Earthquake Engineering

The National Information Service for Earthquake Engineering (NISEE) has a huge collection of earthquake data and images for researchers or anyone with a passing interest in these destructive forces. Operated at the University of California, Berkeley, the site has ten "eBooks" that range in topic from introductory earthquake engineering to earthquake risk-reduction measures. A giant database is...
View Resource EERI/IAEE World Housing Encyclopedia

This online Encyclopedia of Housing Construction Types is a joint project between two prominent earthquake engineering organizations. It is intended to help engineers make buildings in regions of high seismic activity less susceptible to damage, and hopefully save lives. A large amount of housing information is given for many different countries. Hazard maps show areas that are most at risk....
View Resource MCEER: Publications

Engineering and Organizational Issues Related to The World Trade Center Terrorist Attack is a three-volume series published by the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research. The reports liken the structural damage of the towers to what could be experienced in the event of a massive earthquake or other natural disaster. Volume One discusses the extent of damage to the buildings...
View Resource OpenSees: Open System for Earthquake Engineering Simulation

The Open System for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (OpenSees) is a project of the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center. OpenSees is an open source "software framework for developing applications to simulate the performance of structural and geotechnical systems subjected to earthquakes." The project's homepage maintains resources for users and developers, including downloadable source...