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Earthquakes and Structures
  Volume 20, Number 3, March 2021 , pages 309-323

Examination of the effects on earthquake behavior and rough construction costs of short column situation occurring in reinforced concrete buildings
Şenol Gürsoy and Aykut Çavuşoğlu

    Architectural design decisions and structural systems arrangements affect their earthquake behaviors significantly of reinforced concrete building in Turkey. Because the performances as safe and economical against earthquake loads of reinforced concrete buildings can be provided with especially design decisions in the architectural design stage. This matter reveals the importance of design decisions in the architectural design phase and the right structural system arrangement. The purpose of this study, the short-column situation frequently observed in reinforced concrete buildings after the earthquakes occurred in Turkey are to examine comparatively the effects on behavior and the rough construction cost of the building. The obtained results show that the short column circumstance composed due to different reasons negatively affects the earthquake performance of the reinforced concrete buildings and increases the rough construction cost. This matter shows that the measures to be taken against short column formation should be foreseen especially at the architectural design stage.
Key Words
    short column; construction cost; infill wall; earthquake damage; STA4-Cad
Şenol Gursoy:Department of Civil Engineering, Karabuk University, 78050 Karabuk, Turkey

Aykut Cavusoglu:Department of Civil Engineering, Karabuk University, 78050 Karabuk, Turkey

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