Performance-Based Seismic Engineering: Vision for an Earthquake Resilient Society

  • Matej Fischinger

Part of the Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering book series (GGEE, volume 32)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Helmut’s Vision

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Global Vision

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Hiroshi Akiyama
      Pages 43-50
    3. Saiid M. Saiidi, Ashkan Vosooghi, Carlos Cruz, Sarira Motaref, Chadi Ayoub, Fatemeh Kavianipour et al.
      Pages 63-76
    4. Tatjana Isaković, Matej Fischinger
      Pages 77-90
  4. New Vision After Recent Earthquakes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Iunio Iervolino, Gaetano Manfredi, Maria Polese, Andrea Prota, Gerardo M. Verderame
      Pages 129-142
    3. Rubén Boroschek, Patricio Bonelli, José I. Restrepo, Rodrigo Retamales, Víctor Contreras
      Pages 143-157
    4. Kenneth J. Elwood, Stefano Pampanin, Weng Yuen Kam, Nigel Priestley
      Pages 159-175
  5. Vision in Japan and Asia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Kazuhiko Kawashima, Richelle G. Zafra, Tomohiro Sasaki, Koichi Kajiwara, Manabu Nakayama
      Pages 179-191
    3. Koichi Kusunoki, Akira Tasai, Masaomi Teshigawara
      Pages 193-206
    4. Toshimi Kabeyasawa, Yousok Kim, Toshikazu Kabeyasawa, Hiroshi Fukuyama
      Pages 207-221
  6. Vision in Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 263-263
    2. Adnan Ibrahimbegovic, Luc Davenne, Damijan Markovic, Norberto Dominguez
      Pages 301-314
    3. Alexandra Papailia, Georgios Tsionis, Michael N. Fardis
      Pages 315-332
    4. Matej Fischinger, Klemen Rejec, Tatjana Isaković
      Pages 347-363
  7. Vision in Americas

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 501-505

About this book


The Bled workshops have traditionally produced reference documents providing visions for the future development of earthquake engineering as foreseen by leading researchers in the field. The participants of the 2011 workshop built on the tradition of these events initiated by Professors Fajfar and Krawinkler to honor their important research contributions, and have now produced a book providing answers to crucial questions in today’s earthquake engineering: “What visible changes in the design practice have been brought about by performance-based seismic engineering? What are the critical needs for future advances? What actions should be taken to respond to those needs?” The key answer is that research interests should go beyond the narrow technical aspects and that the seismic resilience of society as a whole should become an essential part of the planning and design process.

The book aims to provide essential guidelines for researchers, professionals and students in the field of earthquake engineering. It will also be of particular interest for all those working at insurance companies, governmental, civil protection and emergency management agencies who are responsible for assessing and planning community resilience.

The introductory chapter of the book is based on the keynote presentation given at the  workshop by the late Professor Helmut Krawinkler. As such, the book includes Helmut’s last and priceless address to the engineering community, together with his vision and advice for the future development of performance-based design, earthquake engineering and seismic risk management.


Design of Structures Earthquake Resilience Numerical and Experimental Modelling for Performance Performance-Based Seismic Engineering Performance-based Earthquake Engineering Seismic Risk Management

Editors and affiliations

  • Matej Fischinger
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Ljubljana Fac. of Civil and Geodetic EngineeringLjubljanaSlovenia

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