Earthquake Performance of Reinfoced Concrete Buildings: a Case Study from Marmara Turkey

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EARTHQUAKE PERFORMANCE OF REINFOCED CONCRETE BUILDINGS: A CASE STUDY FROM MARMARA TURKEY

Korkut Mirzai 08074260 Bachelor Science with Honors Degree in Construction Project Management. Oxford Brookes University. Department of the Built of Environment. March 2012

List of Abbreviations: RC: Reinforcement Concrete TR: Turkey UK: United Kingdom USA: United States of America EU: European Union MHI: Ministry of Housing and Infrastructure EQ: Earthquake Code EE: Earthquake Engineering TSE: Turkish Standard Institute

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Background......................................................................................................................................................................1   Purpose
 of
 the
 research..............................................................................................................................................2   Research
 Question ........................................................................................................................................................2  

Chapter
 2:
 Research
 Methods ........................................................................................ 3  
Interviews.........................................................................................................................................................................5   Face
 to
 face
 interviews ............................................................................................................................................... 5   Telephone
 Interviews .................................................................................................................................................. 5   Interview
 Structure ......................................................................................................................................................7   Case
 studies .....................................................................................................................................................................8  

Chapter
 3:
 Analysis ........................................................................................................ 9   Analysis ......................................................................................................................... 9  

An
 effective
 Code ...........................................................................................................................................................9   Comparison
 with
 the
 California
 code.................................................................................................................10   The
 update
 to
 the
 Turkish
 Code ...........................................................................................................................12   Compliance
 with
 the
 Code......................................................................................................................................14  

Chapter
 4:
 Data
 Presentation....................................................................................... 16   Interview ..................................................................................................................... 16   Chapter

 5:
 Case
 Study .................................................................................................. 21   Building
 A .................................................................................................................... 21   Building
 B .................................................................................................................... 23   Building
 C .................................................................................................................... 25   Building
 D...
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