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Selecting and Scaling Earthquake Ground Motions for Performing Response-History Analyses  (2010-2011)

Applied Technology Council, Redwood City, California

Funded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Project goals:

Develop a guidance document for selection and scaling (or modification) of earthquake ground motions for use in response-history analysis of buildings.  

Personal Contributions: 

Member of Project Technical Committee responsible for authoring Chapter 2 (framework and goals) and a large portion of Chapter (recommendations).

Member of the Problem Focused Study team on use of Conditional Spectra (PFS team leader: Jack Baker).