New Earthquake Spectra Paper on Functional Recovery
A Framework for Operationalizing the Assessment of Post-Earthquake Functional Recovery of Buildings
We are proud to announce Earthquake Spectra recently accepted a new paper on post-earthquake functional recovery co-authored by former SP3 team member, Dustin Cook, Ph.D., P.E., and SP3 Co-founder and CEO, Curt Haselton, Ph.D., P.E. This paper comes after 3 years of research by members of the Applied Technology Council (ATC) along with researchers at CU Boulder and accompanies the ATC-138 Functional Recovery (Beta) Method released earlier this year.
This study proposes a new method for assessing the post-earthquake performance of buildings for functional recovery time and reoccupancy using the FEMA P-58 fragility and consequence models for both policymakers and engineers. This study further considers impeding factors that often delay the start of repairs with a repair scheduling algorithm and a probabilistic approach that expands on the performance-based engineering framework to quantify post-hazard events that can interrupt businesses and disrupt communities.