Project Title: Improving Seismic Design of New Buildings

Client: Federal Emergency Management Agency

Purpose: Part 1: to quantify and validate the seismic performance of buildings in very high seismic risk regions, to identify weaknesses in current code provisions and design practices for these buildings, and to provide recommendations for any necessary code modifications and improvements to design practices. Part 2: to complete the update of the FEMA P-1026 technical guidance document by incorporating new information on metal deck diaphragms and improvements developed by the 2020 NEHRP Provisions Update Committee Issue Team 9.