PCI Seismic Resources
PCI Seismic Page
PCI Seismic Page
The recent earthquakes have highlighted the importance of seismic design. PCI has developed the Body of Knowledge for precast seismic design and is proud to offer a number of resources to the design community. Below is information on our most recent publications and upcoming opportunities. Click the links on the side menu for additional resources and information.
New: Seismic Design of Precast/Prestressed Concrete Structures, Second Edition
This new electronic publication assists in the design of precast concrete structures using the seismic design provisions of the 2006 edition of the International Building Code, including updates from ACI 318-08. These provisions are discussed in detail and illustrated with examples of typical building and parking strucutres located in regions of low-, moderate-, and high-seismic hazard. Learn more on PCI's e-Publication site,www.pci.org/epubs.
PCI Webinar: Earn CEUs from the comfort of your own office - for free!
PCI's April webinar, "Designing for Seismic Success with Precast Concrete," will take place April 24 at noon Central and Pacific and April 26 at noon Eastern and Mountain. Click here for more details and to register.
PCI Earthquake Reconaissance Teams Reports
Preview of PCI's New Zealand Earthquake Reconnaissance Team Report
Robert B. Fleischman, Jose I. Restrepo, Joseph R. Maffei, and Kim Seeber
Precast Concrete has been used in New Zealand since the early 1960s and became widely accepted in the 1980s as an effective construction method for seismic resistance. A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck Christchurch, New Zealand, at 12:51 p.m. on Tuesday, February, 2, 2011. The earthquake caused 182 deaths and damaged thousands of buildings. The team examined a 21-story precast office building evaluating the seismic forces impact.
Preview of PCI's Japan Earthquake Reconnaissance Team Report
Richard Sause, Robert Frosch, S. K. Ghosh, Jason Lien, Clay Naito, Larbi Sennour, and Toshi Yamanishi
The team visited selected locations studying the impact of the March 11, 2011, Tohoku region's catastrophic magnitude 9.0 earthquake. Their report includes impact reviews of a school and office tower.
Observations from the February 27, 2010, Earthquake in Chile
S. K. Ghosh and Ned Cleland
This team studies the impact of one of Chile's most disastrous earthquakes. Their investigations cover building performance, precast concrete buildings, performance of precast cladding and cladding connections, as well as a report on precast concrete bridges.