Structural Design of Tall Building
Magnusson Klemencic Associates (MKA) performed the structural design for a sample building on behalf of the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER) as part of the Tall Buildings Initiative (TBI). The research project is done on behalf of the California Seismic Safety Commission (CSSC) and the California Office of Emergency Services. The goal of the overall research project is to quantify and compare seismic performance and expected losses of three hypothetical, yet realistic, tall buildings in California. The building designed by MKA consists of a representative structure with concrete core walls alone serving as the lateral system. The building is located in Los Angeles, California, and is a 42-story hotel. For the purposes of reporting,
the building designed by MKA is called Building 1.