Reinforced concrete structures constitute a significant part of the existing building stock in countries with earthquake risk such as Albania. An important portion of them have been designed according to pre-modern code requirements. In this context, during the 2019 Albanian earthquakes, these buildings did not perform well and there has been a widespread conviction that the earthquake vulnerability of existing residential buildings should be questioned. This study aims to study the seismic assessment of two template residential buildings damaged during the recent earthquakes. The seismic safety assessment is done by pushover analysis. The analytical outcome shows that the intended level of performance is not satisfied for the studied buildings. Moreover, reasons for the inadequate performance of the selected buildings are discussed.


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