Abstract –
A seismic performance evaluation was conducted for a reinforced concrete (RC)
frame structure representative of late 1990s construction in Albania. The case study
building is an eight-storey RC flat-slab office building designed for the Albanian
code requirements used in this region. The performance of the existing building is
compared to that of modern code designed building. The structural response is
evaluated using pushover analysis. The adequacy and the performance of the
buildings are checked and compared. The ATC-40 criteria were used to evaluate the
seismic performance of the case study buildings. The calculated values related to the
performance of the buildings indicate whether the response of the existing building
is sufficient and if rehabilitation is required.


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