Project Title: Soil Structure Interaction Design Guide

Client: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Purpose: Soil-structure interaction (SSI) can make a substantial difference in how buildings behave during earthquake shaking and how they should be designed, and ASCE/SEI 7-16 and in ASCE/SEI 41-17 include provisions that can be used to address SSI. This project developed FEMA P-2091, A Practical Guide to Soil-Structure Interaction,  presenting information regarding SSI as implemented in code provisions but in an easy-to-understand, concise format targeted toward practicing engineers to help them determine when SSI effects are of importance and show them examples of how to implement them in design.

This project produced the following report:

FEMA P-2091A Practical Guide to Soil-Structure Interaction