Developing a common Australasian Earthquake Loading Standard

  • G. Hutchinson The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
  • J. Wilson The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
  • L. Pham CSIRO Division of Building Construction and Engineering, Melbourne, Australia
  • I. Billings Beca Carter Hollings & Ferner Ltd., Wellington, New Zealand
  • R. Jury Beca Carter Hollings & Ferner Ltd., Wellington, New Zealand
  • A. King BRANZ, Porirua, New Zealand

Abstract

The development of a common Earthquake Loading Standard for Australia and New Zealand which has the potential for most countries in SE Asia is discussed in this paper. An historical perspective of earthquake loading standards in the two countries is introduced for background. In addition, two internationally recognised standards, Uniform Building Code (UBC) and Eurocode 8, covering earthquake loadings for areas of both low and high seismicity are presented. A seismic zoning scheme similar to the UBC approach is tentatively suggested for describing the seismic hazard of Australia and New Zealand. It is suggested that the requirements for design and detailing could vary from nominal tying together to capacity design procedures for the lowest and highest seismic zones respectively.

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Published
1995-12-31
How to Cite
Hutchinson, G., Wilson, J., Pham, L., Billings, I., Jury, R., & King, A. (1995). Developing a common Australasian Earthquake Loading Standard. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 28(4), 288-293. https://doi.org/10.5459/bnzsee.28.4.288-293
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