Performance Designs on Hold

November 2006
ENR: Engineering News-Record;11/13/2006, Vol. 257 Issue 19, p16
Trade Publication
This article reports that the city government of San Francisco, California is suspending approval of performance-based seismic designs of buildings 240 ft or taller until the release of an administrative bulletin on the "alternate rational analysis" approach. The moratorium might last six months. Seismic engineers are pushing the approach, saying it can save time and money.


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