The ATC-9 report, An Evaluation of the Imperial County Services Building Earthquake Response and Associated Damage, was published under a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). (Published 1984, 231 pages)
ABSTRACT: The report presents the results of an in-depth evaluation of the Imperial County Services Building, a 6-story reinforced concrete frame and shear wall building severely damaged by the October 15, 1979 Imperial Valley, California, earthquake. The report contains a review and evaluation of earthquake damage to the building, a review and evaluation of the seismic design, a comparison of the requirements of various building codes as they relate to the building, and conclusions and recommendations pertaining to future building code provisions and future research needs.
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