Performancebased Seismic Design

2.1 Introduction

This chapter provides a description of the Performance-Based Seismic Design methodology and the state-of-the-art guidelines and code provisions for the design of new buildings and the rehabilitation of existing buildings. Section 2.2 describes the Performance-Based Seismic Design methodology. Section 2.3 describes the state-of-the-art guidelines and code provisions for the design of new buildings. Section 2.4 describes the state-of-the-art recommended guidelines for the rehabilitation of existing buildings. Current performance-based design guidelines and acceptance criteria for steel moment frame buildings are discussed in Section 2.5.

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