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Author Cary Milkop; Najif Ismail
Title (up) The Poor Performance of Non Structural Components in Seismic Events in Context Type Conference Article
Year 2018 Publication Proceedings of ISCRAM Asia Pacific 2018: Innovating for Resilience – 1st International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management Asia Pacific. Abbreviated Journal Iscram Ap 2018
Volume Issue Pages 351-365
Keywords seismology earthquake retrofitting
Abstract Damage to non-structural components (NSCs) in seismic events has been identified as a recurring problem in New Zealand for decades. It is also a problem in comparable seismic risk countries. Whilst improvements have been made and lessons learned, the complexity of suspended ceilings has also grown. The purpose of this article is to review the situation for suspended NSCs and to discuss recommendations. Whilst NSCs have not received the attention that structural components have, they are a significant source of costs and consequences should they fail in seismic events. Several articles have emerged surrounding NSC failure but owing to the inherent complexity of the subject, there is no one document that covers all aspects. The poor performance of NSCs in seismic events has been known and written about for several decades. The USA is a comparable and useful source of information around what has proven to be effective and system-changing.
Address Wellington Institute of Technology; Wellington Institute of Technology
Corporate Author Thesis
Publisher Massey Univeristy Place of Publication Albany, Auckland, New Zealand Editor Kristin Stock; Deborah Bunker
Language English Summary Language Original Title
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Series Volume Series Issue Edition
ISSN ISBN 978-0-473-45447-0 Medium
Track Understanding Risk, Risk Reduction, Consequences and Forecasting Expedition Conference
Notes Approved no
Call Number Serial 1681
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