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Seismic Structural Engineering Design

Seismic design is highly developed, complex and strictly regulated by international codes and standards. Seismic codes present criteria for the design and construction of new structures subject to earthquake ground motions in order to minimize the hazard to life and to improve the capability of essential facilities to function after an earthquake. To these ends, current building codes provide the minimum requirements necessary for reasonable and prudent life safety.

Performance-based Seismic Structural Engineering Design Requirements:

- An engineering system for establishing the ground motion at given site based on seismic index and soil type
- Thorough seismic analysis of the existing building structure and systems
- Meticulous design requirements for building materials, systems and structure components
- Full description of irregular and asymmetrical building configurations and limitations on their use
- Building height limitations related to structural type and level of seismicity

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