Construction Type

Taxonomy Parameters

  1. Masonry walls are the main lateral load-resisting elements of the structure 0. Base Model

    - Masonry walls are the main lateral load-resisting elements of the structure
    - Generally 1-2 stories
    - Roof structures are usually flexible, light-weight and double-pitched
     

  2. 1. Main structural system

    Deals with the main construction material and lateral load resisting system

  3. 2. Height range

    Deals with the dynamic response of the structure and its fundamental period of vibration

  4. 3. Seismic design level

    Deals with the quality of construction materials, level of workmanship, structural detailing and the inclusion of seismic enhancement measures

  5. 4. Structural irregularity

    Deals with the abrupt changes in strength or stiffness in plan and elevation

  6. 5. Diaphragm type

    Deals with the roof/floor diaphragm behavior (flexibility)

  7. 6. Wall panel length

    Deals with the unrestrained wall panel length between two cross walls/buttresses in LBM construction

  8. 7. Wall openings

    Deals with the size and number of openings (e.g. windows and doors.) within a typical wall panel in LBM construction
    Deals with the vertical elements (e.g. columns) in the lateral load resisting system in RC construction

  9. 8. Foundation type

    Deals with the material and type of foundation structure as well as the soil type

  10. 9. Seismic pounding risk

    Deals with the susceptibility to damage due to the different vibrational characteristics of adjacent buildings with insufficient spacing in between

  11. 10. Effective seismic retrofitting

    Deals with whether the structure is effectively retrofitted or not in the past

  12. 11. Structural health condition

    Deals with the condition of the building in terms of damage or deterioration

  13. 12. Non-structural components

    Deals with the vulnerability/hazardousness (e.g. falling, overturn, etc.) of non-structural components (e.g. gables, overhangs, roof covering, partitions, bookshelves, etc.)

  1. 0. Base Model

    - Reinforced concrete columns and beams are the main lateral load-resisting elements of the structure
    - Masonry infill walls may exist and interact with the frame
    - Floor and roof systems are usually concrete slabs
     

  2. 1. Main structural system

    Deals with the main construction material and lateral load resisting system

  3. 2. Height range

    Deals with the dynamic response of the structure and its fundamental period of vibration

  4. 3. Seismic design level

    Deals with the quality of construction materials, level of workmanship, structural detailing and the inclusion of seismic enhancement measures

  5. 4. Structural irregularity

    Deals with the abrupt changes in strength or stiffness in plan and elevation

  6. 5. Diaphragm type

    Deals with the roof/floor diaphragm behavior (flexibility)

  7. 6. Span length

    Deals with the horizontal clear span of the typical bay in RC framed structures

  8. 7. Pier type

    Deals with the vertical elements (e.g. columns) in the lateral load resisting system in RC construction

  9. 8. Foundation type

    Deals with the material and type of foundation structure as well as the soil type

  10. 9. Seismic pounding risk

    Deals with the susceptibility to damage due to the different vibrational characteristics of adjacent buildings with insufficient spacing in between

  11. 10. Effective seismic retrofitting

    Deals with whether the structure is effectively retrofitted or not in the past

  12. 11. Structural health condition

    Deals with the condition of the building in terms of damage or deterioration

  13. 12. Non-structural components

    Deals with the vulnerability/hazardousness (e.g. falling, overturn, etc.) of non-structural components (e.g. gables, overhangs, roof covering, partitions, bookshelves, etc.)

  1. 0. Base Model

    - Steel columns and beams are the main lateral load-resisting elements of the structure.
    - Masonry infill walls or drywalls usually exist to complement the structure.
    - Floor and roof systems are usually steel deck or concrete slabs.
     

  2. 1. Main structural system

    Deals with the main construction material and lateral load resisting system

  3. 2. Height range

    Deals with the dynamic response of the structure and its fundamental period of vibration

  4. 3. Seismic design level

    Deals with the quality of construction materials, level of workmanship, structural detailing and the inclusion of seismic enhancement measures

  5. 4. Structural irregularity

    Deals with the abrupt changes in strength or stiffness in plan and elevation

  6. 5. Diaphragm type

    Deals with the roof/floor diaphragm behavior (flexibility)

  7. 6. Span length

    Deals with the horizontal clear span of the typical bay in RC framed structures

  8. 7. Pier type

    Deals with the vertical elements (e.g. columns) in the lateral load resisting system in RC construction

  9. 8. Foundation type

    Deals with the material and type of foundation structure as well as the soil type

  10. 9. Seismic pounding risk

    Deals with the susceptibility to damage due to the different vibrational characteristics of adjacent buildings with insufficient spacing in between

  11. 10. Effective seismic retrofitting

    Deals with whether the structure is effectively retrofitted or not in the past

  12. 11. Structural health condition

    Deals with the condition of the building in terms of damage or deterioration

  13. 12. Non-structural components

    Deals with the vulnerability/hazardousness (e.g. falling, overturn, etc.) of non-structural components (e.g. gables, overhangs, roof covering, partitions, bookshelves, etc.)

  1. 0. Base Model

    - Timber columns and beams are the main lateral load-resisting elements of the structure.
    - Generally single-story.
    - Floor and roof systems are usually made of timber.

  2. 1. Main structural system

    Deals with the main construction material and lateral load resisting system

  3. 2. Height range

    Deals with the dynamic response of the structure and its fundamental period of vibration

  4. 3. Seismic design level

    Deals with the quality of construction materials, level of workmanship, structural detailing and the inclusion of seismic enhancement measures

  5. 4. Structural irregularity

    Deals with the abrupt changes in strength or stiffness in plan and elevation

  6. 5. Diaphragm type

    Deals with the roof/floor diaphragm behavior (flexibility)

  7. 6. Span length

    Deals with the horizontal clear span of the typical bay in RC framed structures

  8. 7. Pier type

    Deals with the vertical elements (e.g. columns) in the lateral load resisting system in RC construction

  9. 8. Foundation type

    Deals with the material and type of foundation structure as well as the soil type

  10. 9. Seismic pounding risk

    Deals with the susceptibility to damage due to the different vibrational characteristics of adjacent buildings with insufficient spacing in between

  11. 10. Effective seismic retrofitting

    Deals with whether the structure is effectively retrofitted or not in the past

  12. 11. Structural health condition

    Deals with the condition of the building in terms of damage or deterioration

  13. 12. Non-structural components

    Deals with the vulnerability/hazardousness (e.g. falling, overturn, etc.) of non-structural components (e.g. gables, overhangs, roof covering, partitions, bookshelves, etc.)