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The Fifth U.S.-Japan Workshop on Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering Methodology for Reinforced Concrete Building Structures, 10-11 September 2003, Hakone, Japan

Kabeyasawa, Toshimi; Moehle, Jack P.

PEER-2003/11, Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center, University of California, Berkeley, 2003, 418 pages (400/P33/2003-11)

The workshop was organized to meet the needs and opportunities for research and practice in performance-based engineering. The objectives of the workshop were threefold: (1) to discuss different perspectives on performance-based engineering as it is applied to new and existing concrete buildings in Japan and the United States; (2) to exchange the latest findings related to the same subject; and (3) to enhance communications and promote opportunities for new and continuing collaboration. Sponsors of the workshop were the Japan Ministry of Education, Science, Sports, and Culture; the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center; and the U.S. National Science Foundation. The workshop covered the following topics: design and construction practice; evaluation of structural performance; evaluation of seismic demands; performance of column members; prediction of seismic performance to collapse; seismic retrofit and strengthening; state of design practice and damage assessment; and performance of connections and joints. Keynote lectures, methods of testing and future collaboration, and summary reports and resolutions were covered in plenary sessions. Twenty-nine papers are published in the proceedings.

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