Seismic Design
Guidelines for
Tall Buildings
Ronald O. Hamburger
Senior Principal
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.
Quake Summit 2010
October 8, 2010
Purpose
Recommended alternative to the
prescriptive procedures for seismic
design of buildings contained in A

CE 6114
Lecture 3
Professor Dr. Shafiul Bari
Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
Bangladesh University of Engineering and
Technology, BUET.
Land Use clearance
Special Project Permission for Large and
Specialized Projects
Construction Permission (

CE 6114
Lecture 6
Professor Dr. Shafiul Bari
Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
Bangladesh University of Engineering and
Technology, BUET.
Coupled Shear Wall Structure
Coupled Shear Wall Structure
Typical Floor Plan of a Shear Wall Frame Building

CE 6114
Analysis and Design of Tall Building
Lecture On
Tubular Structures for Tall Buildings
Lecture 9
Professor Dr. Shafiul Bari
Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology,
BUET.
Lecture 9
Tubular Stru

CE 6114
Lecture 7
Professor Dr. Shafiul Bari
Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
Bangladesh University of Engineering and
Technology, BUET.
Wall Frame Structures
11.4
WORKED EXAMPLE TO ILLUSTRATE
APPROXIMATE ANALYSIS
The theory and graphs develope

CE 6114
Lecture 4
Professor Dr. Shafiul Bari
Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
Bangladesh University of Engineering and
Technology, BUET.
Structural System (Behavior Under Lateral Load)
Purpose
To Transfer Lateral Loads Applied at any location i

CE 6114
Lecture 4B
Professor Dr. Shafiul Bari
Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
Bangladesh University of Engineering and
Technology, BUET.
Structural System (Behavior Under Lateral Load)
4.1.2 Rigid-Frame Structures
Rigid-frame structures consist

Modeling for Analysis
Modeling
Assumptions in Modeling
Limitations in Modeling
MODELING
Organizing of the structural elements and
loads in a proper orientation
ASSUMPTIONS IN MODELING
To ease the analysis we need to idealize the
model taking some assumpt

CE 6114
Analysis and Design of Tall Building
Lecture On
TALL BUILDING CRITERIA AND LOADING
Lecture 2
Professor Dr. Shafiul Bari
Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology,
BUET.
Lecture 2
Tall Building C

ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF TALL
BUILDINGS (CE 6114)
Professor Dr. Shafiul Bari
Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, BUET.
BOOKS
Two Books (No 1 & 2) are Mandatory
1. B. Stafford & A. Coull (1991): Tal