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Seismic Hazard Design Issues in the Central United States

CDRM 7 Seismic Hazard

Seismic Hazard Design Issues in the Central United States

Edited by James E. Beavers, Ph.D., P.E., and Nasim Uddin, Ph.D., P.E.

CDRM Monographs CDRM 7

2014 / 168 pp.

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Papers presented at the Seismic Hazards Workshop, held in Memphis, Tennessee, April 10, 2012. Sponsored by the Council on Disaster Risk Management of ASCE.

Seismic Hazard Design Issues in the Central United States contains nine papers focusing on seismic design issues arising from the implementation of the new International Building Code and ASCE Standard 7-10 in the central United States and specifically in the New Madrid Seismic Zone.

Topics include:

  • deep soil site response in the Mississippi Embayment and the unique aspects of liquefaction in the area
  • history of seismic design in the central United States
  • changes in the earthquake response spectra for critical facilities
  • adoption and implementation of new seismic safety regulations and design standards in Tennessee and Kentucky
  • unreinforced masonry and safe school design
  • resiliency measures to reduce seismic hazard impact
  • modeling multihazard events and resulting consequences.

This CDRM Monograph will be of interest to engineers, geologists, emergency response planners, and policymakers working to develop comprehensive seismic design procedures.

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