The purpose of this document is to provide practical criteria and guidance for evaluating earthquake damage to buildings with primary lateral-force-resisting systems consisting of concrete or masonry walls or in filled frames.
This course is more on the analytical side, compared to our “How to visually screen buildings for seismic hazard”.
The procedures in this manual are intended to characterize the observed damage caused by the earthquake in terms of the loss in building performance capability. This information may be used to facilitate the settlement of insurance claims, the development of strategies for repair, or other purposes. The intended users of this document are primarily practicing engineers with experience in concrete and masonry design in seismic regions. Information in this document also may be useful to building owners, building officials insurance adjusters, and government agencies; however these users should consult with a qualified engineer for interpretation or specific application of the document.
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