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Technical Presentation: Earthquake Resistant Buildings and Recent Experiences

Abstract The widespread destruction from the February 2023 earthquake in Turkey focused attention once again on the design and construction of buildings to protect their occupants in an earthquake, following similar worldwide attention on the aftermath of the earlier Christchurch, Haiti and Chilean earthquakes. This talk focuses on how seismic performance for buildings is approached in Canada, with reference to some of the observed deficiencies in the buildings which collapsed in Turkey. Our current standard practice is reviewed, as well

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