Analysis Procedures and Acceptance Criteria

Fellow Engineers:

The ASCE/SEI 41 Committe is in the process of creating the ASCE 41-23 version of the standard "Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit of Existing Buildings."  This quick survey is on Chapter 7, Analysis Procedures and Acceptance Criteria. Your input will help guide the revision to best serve your needs.

Please answer the following questions.  Your identity is anonymous unless you indicate otherwise.

Thank-you very much...!

Bruce Maison, S.E.

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* 1. What is your familiarity with the details of Chapter 7?

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* 2. How often do you apply the following procedures?
(4 = a lot, 1 = have not used)

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* 3. How often do you modify and/or ignore specific Chapter 7 provisions?

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* 4. Assign an overall grade to Chapter 7 considering the document format, usability, technical quality, usefulness, and design outcomes.

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* 5. Please indicate specific things you would like to see changed in the Standard
For example, Section 7.X.Y.Z is difficult to use because of A, B and C reasons.

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* 6. Please indicate specific things you would like to see changed in the Commentary
For example, C7.X.Y.Z needs to have more explanation where the equations come from.

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* 7. Please state any other aspects that you feel would improve Chapter 7 and Commentary.

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* 8. Would you respond to future surveys about Chapter 7?

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* 9. Please enter your name and e-mail address should you want us to contact you for follow-up discussion.  Alternatively, you can contact Bruce Maison directly at maison@netscape.com or 510-524-7337.

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