The 1999 – 2004 years of the PEER Center Research at UC Berkeley reflected the original research focus on hazardous concrete buildings (frequently termed ‘non-ductile concrete’ as in this 2008 Los Angeles inventory of hazardous buildings) through a strong series of researcher workshops that alternated between Japan and the U.S. annually. Reports from these workshops provide access to the advance of performance based earthquake engineering research in reinforced concrete building design and rehabilitation.

First U.S.-Japan Workshop on Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering Methodology for Reinforced Concrete Building Structures 1999

Second U.S.-Japan Workshop on Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering Methodology for Reinforced Concrete Building Structures 2000

Third U.S.-Japan Workshop on Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering Methodology for Reinforced Concrete Building Structures 2001

Fourth U.S.-Japan Workshop on Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering Methodology for Reinforced Concrete Building Structures 2002

Fifth U.S.-Japan Workshop on Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering Methodology for Reinforced Concrete Building Structures 2003

PEER 2000/10 Report

In 2004, an international performance based seismic design workshop was held in Bled, Slovenia reflecting the evolution of PEER’s research focus to broader, performance based earthquake engineering techniques and procedures for different structures and geotechnical environments –

Performance-Based Seismic Design: Concepts and Implementation, Proceedings of the International Workshop, Bled, Slovenia, 28 June-1 July 2004

The performance based approach to seismic engineering of structures was first outlined (in the U.S. at least) in the 1995 SEAOC – “Performance based seismic engineering of buildings – Vision 2000″ document.

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