Towards a holistic performance-based design approach

Author: Miguel Martinez-Paneda

Date published

3 January 2023

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Towards a holistic performance-based design approach

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Miguel Martinez-Paneda
Date published
3 January 2023
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Standard: £9
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Miguel Martinez-Paneda

Date published

3 January 2023

Author

Miguel Martinez-Paneda

Price

Standard: £9
Members/subscribers: Free

Miguel Martinez-Paneda describes current performance-based design uses, and advocates the potential for its wider application in a holistic approach.

Synopsis
Performance-based design (PBD) originated as a response to the considerable structural and non-structural damage experienced by buildings during earthquakes in the 1990s. Its application is gradually extending into other fields in a trend that is likely to continue as the power of computational and analysis tools increases.

PBD has the potential to deliver more resilient and reliable designs than a prescriptive code-based approach, and to allow the use of innovative materials and technologies, provided that reliability targets and performance goals are met. A move away from a one-size-fits-all code-based approach has the potential to result in significantly more economical and lower-carbon designs.

This article describes current PBD uses and state of the art, and advocates the potential for its wider application in a holistic approach.

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PDF
Pages:
5
Publisher:
The Institution of Structural Engineers

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Resilience Seismic & Vibration Feature Issue 1

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