The report was developed under a grant from MCEER and NSF. (Published 2003, 574 pages)
ABSTRACT: These Proceedings contain 43 technical papers describing state-of-the-art technical information pertaining to the seismic design, performance and retrofit of nonstructural components in critical facilities, such as computer centers, hospitals, manufacturing plants with especially hazardous materials, and museums with fragile/valuable collection items. The papers were presented at a seminar in Newport Beach, California in October, 2003. Topics addressed include: current practices and emerging codes; seismic design and retrofit; risk and performance evaluation; system qualification and testing; and advanced technologies.