3rd U.S. - Japan workshop on the improvement of building structural design and construction practices, 29 July-1 August 1988 Tokyo, Japan
Billings, I. J.
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The workshop was held in Tokyo immediately prior to 9th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering. Two previous workshops have been held in 1984 and 1986 both with an emphasis on seismic building design and construction practices. New Zealand and China were invited to participate in the 3rd Workshop which was attended by 17 U.S. and 23 Japanese representatives. I was privileged to attend the third workshop which was organised by the Japan Structural Consultants Association. 21 papers were presented covering building seismic analysis and design, and comparison of design codes and practices. The conference concluded with a working session which allowed a useful exchange of information. In the notes below I have summarized several items of particular interest to New Zealand practitioners.