Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Seismic Design Working Group

There is a resurgence of high rise and ultra-high rise building construction around the world. The design of these tall buildings in seismically active regions varies dramatically from region to region. Whereas rigorous performance-based assessments are required in some countries, including Japan and China, many other countries do not require anything beyond traditional design practice that is based on fundamental mode response and force reduction factors.

Ron Klemencic
CTBUH Past Chairman / Magnusson Klemencic Associates

Michael Willford

Andrew Whittaker
Andrew Whittaker
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
Output - 2008
Seismic Design of High-Rise Buildings
Working Group Milestones
Other Links
2011, January: PEER Guidelines for Performance-Based Seismic Design of Tall Buildings
Contact Information
For more information on the Seismic Design Working Group, please contact any of the working group Co-Chairs (contact information is available by clicking on the Co-chair images above) and/or