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Consortium of Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering

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National Institute of
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Projects : Task Order 07


Development of Technical Brief on Structural Design Issues – Reinforced Concrete Diaphragm Systems

The primary objective of this task is to produce a new techbrief addressing the analysis and design of reinforced concrete diaphragms for buildings. This techbrief will be a synthesis of model building code requirements and leading practitioner-recognized techniques, resulting in clear and concise analysis, design, and construction guidance for use by structural engineers.

Project Director:

Jack Moehle (Project Director and Lead Author), University of California, Berkeley, California

Project Technical Committee:
• John Hooper, Magnusson Klemencic Associates, Seattle, Washington
• Dominic Kelly, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Boston, Massachussetts - expertise in reinforced concrete diaphragm design

Project Review Panel:
• S. K. Ghosh, SK Ghosh Associates, Palatine, Illinois
• Manuel Morden, Brandow and Johnston, Los Angeles, California
• Rafael Sabelli, Walter P. Moore, Los Angeles, CA.

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