Fikri, Rijalul1; Dizhur, Dmytro2 and Ingham, Jason3
1 PhD Candidate, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Auckland, New Zealand, email@example.com
2 Lecturer, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Auckland, New Zealand, firstname.lastname@example.org
3 Professor of Structural Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Auckland, New Zealand, email@example.com
During the 2010/2011 Canterbury earthquakes, Reinforced Concrete Frame with Masonry Infill (RCFMI) buildings were subjected to significant lateral loads. A survey conducted by Chris tchurch City Council (CCC) and the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) documented 10,777 damaged buildings, which included building characteristics (building address, the number of storeys, the year of construction, and building use) and post-earthquake damage observations (building safety information, observed damage, level of damage, and current state of the buildings). This data was merged into the Canterbury Earthquake Building Assessment (CEBA) database and was utilised to generate empirical fragility curves using the lognormal distribution method. The proposed fragility curves were expected to provide a reliable estimation of the mean vulnerability for commercial RCFMI buildings in the region.