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.

 
Co-Chair
Ron Klemencic
CTBUH Past Chairman / Magnusson Klemencic Associates

Co-Chair
Michael Willford
Arup

Andrew Whittaker
Co-Chair
Andrew Whittaker
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
Output - 2008
Seismic Design of High-Rise Buildings
 

Working Group Milestones
2008, June: "Seismic Design of High-Rise Buildings" published
2008, August: Video: Brisbane Seminar on Seismic Design of High-Rise Buildings
2009: World Tour Promoting CTBUH Recommendation for the Seismic Design of High-Rise Buildings
2011, October: CTBUH Leaders Meeting Seoul: Future Plans after the 2008 Published Report
2012, September: Working Group Meeting and Workshop, Shanghai: Announcement
2012, September: Working Group Meeting and Workshop, Shanghai: Report

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 research@ctbuh.org.