Project Budget Comparison of a Conventional Building and a Seismically Isolated Building

Oguzcan Catlioglu, Senem Bilir Mahcicek, Arcan Yanik*

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There have been numerous studies in the past three decades about seismic isolation in the field of structural and earthquake engineering. However the studies that take into account economical aspects of implementing seismic isolation to the structures are very rare. In this study, firstly the costs of both conventional and seismically isolated buildings are calculated. Then, the seismically isolated and conventional buildings are compared in terms of their seismic performance and the project budget. Finally, the results of the seismic performance and the cost benefit are presented and discussed. It is obtained from this paper that, although the initial construction cost of the seismically isolated structure is obviously more than the conventional building, eventually in a possible earthquake scenario seismic isolation may provide financial advantage over the conventional building case.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th International Conference on Civil Engineering
EditorsGuangliang Feng
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9789819925315
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event9th International Conference on Civil Engineering, ICCE 2022 - Nanchang, China
Duration: 3 Dec 20224 Dec 2022

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Civil Engineering
Volume327 LNCE
ISSN (Print)2366-2557
ISSN (Electronic)2366-2565


Conference9th International Conference on Civil Engineering, ICCE 2022

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  • Cost Analysis
  • Earthquake
  • Project budget
  • Seismic Isolation


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