WIT Press


Reducing Hazards Due To Architectural Elements In Buildings Subject To Earthquakes

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ERES010231

Volume

57

Pages

8

Published

2001

Size

718 kb

Author(s)

K. Pao, M. Elnimeiri, J. Shen

Abstract

Reducing hazards due to architectural elements in buildings subject to earthquakes K. Pao\ M. Elnimeiri', J. Shen' ^College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology, (IIT), USA ^Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering, IIT, USA Abstract Architectural elements are an important part of the integrity of whole buildings. Most of them move or respond together within the main structure. In the past decade, different detail and material tests have been conducted to verify their seismic resisting capacities, and to minimize the impact of their response on the main structure. The objective is to reduce the loss of life and protect people from damaged elements as well as to minimize the damage to the structure. A good strategy to address these concerns is to place the elements in the correct locations, using or changing to proper materials, and incorporating good design practice in the planning process. Architects, engineers, and manufacturers need to make a proper evaluati

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