Updates on Research Task Progresses

Task 6 Plan

A Resilience-Based Seismic Design methodology will be developed in this task and will be validated in Task 8 by designing and testing a tall wood specimen building using this methodology. Although building resilience will be affected by its supporting infrastructure such as the electric power and water supply, the scope of the single building RBSD methodology in this Task will be limited to addressing time to functional conditioning on the assumption that basic services are available from the community.

The RBSD methodology proposed in this task represents building resilience and the resulting functional fragility would shift based on other needs if placed into a broader community-level model. This RBSD methodology will account for the building’s time to functional affected by the damage to the structural and nonstructural components within the building.