Performance-Based Seismic Design
Performance-based seismic design (PBSD) of high-rise buildings is a methodology pioneered by MKA that is transforming the structural design of high-rise buildings in earthquake-prone regions. PBSD buildings meet the intent and performance objectives of the building code but are designed using a more rigorous approach that increases building performance reliability and enhances architectural flexibility (read more here). While very beneficial, PBSD methodology is also very complex, and MKA is the most experienced PBSD structural engineer in the world. We have successfully designed more than 60 PBSD projects in 15 cities.