Special Issue "Seismic-Resistant Building Design"
A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2014)
Prof. Dr. Ali M. Memari
The Pennsylvania Housing Research Center (PHRC), Department of Architectural Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 219 Sackett, University Park, PA 16802, USA
Website | E-Mail
Interests: residential and commercial buildings analysis; evaluation; testing; and design; laboratory testing; evaluation; development of light-frame; masonry; cladding; envelope systems
Consideration of earthquake induced loading and deformation in building design has become a routine requirement in most countries. Material specific design codes (steel, concrete, masonry, wood, etc.) are being developed in more coordination with the codes that govern the loading requirements. Advanced design concepts and lateral load resisting systems are being adopted by design professionals more widely. Performance-based design approach is also being applied to design of some buildings, although it is not part of the code yet. As most existing buildings have not been constructed based on the more stringent requirements of seismic code provisions, seismic retrofit of existing buildings continues to be in high demand. Finally, considering the need for resiliency of buildings under multiple hazard conditions, the issue of multi-hazard resistant design of buildings has attracted much attention over the past few years.
For this Special Issue of the Buildings Journal, authors are invited to submit papers related to the general theme of the Special Issue for all types of buildings. Among relevant topics, submission of papers discussing analysis, design, evaluation, assessment, rating, and retrofit of buildings for performance under earthquake effects is highly encouraged. In addition, it is of interest to invite contributions that address new code requirements/provisions (material or loading), innovative seismic resisting systems, performance-based seismic design, and multi-hazard resistant building design.
Prof. Dr. Ali M. Memari
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Buildings is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 350 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- seismic code provisions
- earthquake resistant design
- seismic evaluation and retrofit
- performance-based design
- multi-hazard design
- design for resiliency