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Title: SP-339-04: Efficient Design of Slender Core-Only Tower Using PBSD

Author(s): Mark Sarkisian, Eric Long, and David Shook

Publication: Symposium Paper

Volume: 339


Appears on pages(s): 49-68

Keywords: performance based seismic design, tall buildings, concrete design, nonlinear time history analysis

DOI: 10.14359/51724692

Date: 3/1/2020

Performance based seismic design (PBSD) has created new opportunities for enhanced performance, improved cost efficiencies, and increased reliability of tall buildings. More specifically, flexibility with initial design methods and the utilization of response history results for design, not just verification, have emerged. This paper explores four refined design methods made available by the employment PBSD to influence seismic performance and identify areas of importance. First is the initial proportioning of reinforcement to encourage plastic hinge behavior at specific locations. Second is the initial proportioning of wall thicknesses and reinforcements to encourage a capacity-based design approach for force-controlled actions. Third is the mapping of observed strain demands in shear walls to specific detailing types such as ordinary and special boundary zones. Fourth is an efficient envelope method for the design of foundations. Through these design methods, initial proportioning can be conducted in a more refined way and targeted detailing can result in cost savings. A case study of a recently designed high-rise residential building demonstrates that cost savings can be achieved with these methods.