Technological Advancements in Earthquake Resistant Construction
This paper reviews recent trends in modern construction which employ techniques for protection of buildings from collapsing due to earthquakes. The construction technologies have seen rapid changes since last century and tend to improve the quality of material used in them. Also, design aspects of the construction have improved owing to simulations and analysis of the structure which is carried out before construction. This paper discusses these key components of material, design and methods of analysis used for seismic design of buildings. A summary of recent established methods is thus presented.