Necessity of Qom’s City Buildings Improvement
Seyed Gholamreza Hashemi1, Gholamreza Ghodrati Amiri2, Seyed Ali Razavian Amrei3

1Seyed Gholamreza Hashemi, Department of Civil Engineering, Shahrekord Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shahrekord Iran.
2Prof. Ghodrati Amiri, Department of Civil Engineering, Center of Excellence Fundamental Studies Structural Engineering, Iran, University of Science & Technology Tehran, Iran.
3Dr. Seyed Razavian Amrei, Department of Civil Engineering, Payame Noor University, Tehran Iran.
Manuscript received on 10 December 2014 | Revised Manuscript received on 20 December 2014 | Manuscript Published on 30 December 2014 | PP: 13-19 | Volume-4 Issue-7, December 2014 | Retrieval Number: G1878124714/14©BEIESP
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Abstract: Earthquakes are natural phenomenon which can cause huge losses of life and economy .Due to locating on seismic belt and its seismic condition, Iran country, is very sensitive to earthquake. Because of estimating importance of damages and casualties through earthquake, many countries have selected different methods for seismic hazard analysis. The objective of the current study is to evaluate the seismic vulnerability of buildings in Qom city based on the Hazus method and geographical information system (GIS). To this end, structure of engineering specification, the peak ground acceleration and soil information layers were utilized for developing a geotechnical map. Since there is a lot of data, SELENA software is used for calculating. The results show that the buildings are in one and six districts need to improvement.
Keywords: Seismic Hazard Analysis, Hazus Method, Improvement of Buildings, Fragility Curve, Response Spectrum.

Scope of the Article: Building Energy