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Seismic Performance Assessment of Pre-70 RC Frame Buildings with FEMA P-58
Past earthquakes have shown that seismic events may incur large economic losses in buildings. FEMA P-58 provides engineers a practical tool for the performance seismic assessment of buildings. In this study, FEMA P-58 is applied to two typical Italian pre-1970 reinforced concrete frame buildings, characterized by plain rebars as steel reinforcement and masonry infills and partitions. Given that suitable tools for these buildings are missing in FEMA P- 58, specific fragility curves and loss functions are first developed. Next, building performance is evaluated following a time-based assessment approach. Finally, expected annual losses for the selected buildings are derived and compared with past applications to old RC frame buildings representative of the US building stock. 
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[1] ATC - Applied Technology Council, FEMA P-58: Next-generation Seismic Performance Assessment for Buildings, Volume 1 – Methodology, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, D.C., 2012.
[2] D. Cardone, and G. Perrone, ‘‘Developing fragility curves and loss functions for masonry infill walls’’, Earthquakes and Structures, Vol. 9(1), pp. 257-279, 2015.
[3] D. Cardone, “Fragility curves and loss functions for RC structural components with smooth rebars,” Earthquakes and Structures, Vol. 10(5), 2016. DOI:
[4] CIAMI - Collegio degli ingegneri e degli architetti di Milano, Prezzi tipologie edilizie, Edited by DEI, Roma, Italy, pp. 500 (in Italian), 2014.
[5] S. Pampanin, M. Moratti, G.M. Calvi, “Seismic Behaviour of R.C. Beam-Column Joints Designed for Gravity Loads,” 12th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering, London, 2002.
[6] L. Decanini, F. Mollaioli, A. Mura, and R. Saragoni, “Seismic performance of masonry infilled R/C frames”, 13WCEE, Vancouver, Canada, 2004.
[7] D. Cardone, and G. Perrone, “Performance-based earthquake engineering of pre-70 RC buildings,” in “Displacement-based Loss Assessment of existing structures pre- and post-seismic rehabilitation,” First year Report of Reluis/DPC 2014/2017 research project, IUSS Press, Pavia, Italy, 2015.
[8] J.W. Baker, “Conditional Mean Spectrum: Tool for ground motion selection.” Journal of Structural Engineering, vol. 137(3), pp. 322–331, 2011.
[9] K.A. Porter, J.L. Beck, R.V. Shaikhutdinov, “Simplified performancebased earthquake engineering estimation of economic risk for buildings”, Earthquake Spectra, vol. 20(4), pp. 1239-1263, 2004.
[10] CEN - Comité Europeen de Normalization, Eurocode 8: Design of Structures for Earthquake Resistance - Part 1: General rules, seismic actions and rules for buildings, CEN, Brussels, Belgium, PrEN 1998-1: 2005.
[11] A.B. Liel, and G.G. Deierlein, “Assessing the collapse risk of California’s existing reinforced concrete frame structures: metrics for seismic safety decisions,” Technical Report No. 166, John A. Blume Earthquake Engineering Center, Stanford University, 2008.
[12] H. Krawinkler, “Van Nuys Hotel Building Testbed Report: Exercising Seismic Performance Assessment”, PEER Report 2005/11. Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center, Berkeley, CA., 2005.
[13] H. Aslani, and E. Miranda, “Probabilistic Earthquake Loss Estimation and Loss Disaggregation in Buildings”, Report No. 157, John A. Blume Earthquake Engineering Center, Stanford University, 2005.
[14] M. Baradaran Shoraka, T.Y. Yang, and K.J. Elwood, “Seismic Loss estimation of non-ductile reinforced concrete buildings”, Earthquake Eng. Struct. Dyn, Vol. 42, 297-310, 2013.
[15] C.M. Ramirez, and E. Miranda, “Building specific loss estimation methods & tools for simplified performance-based earthquake engineering,” Technical Report No. 171, John A. Blume Earthquake Engineering Center,, Stanford University, 2009.
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