To document current practice in selecting earthquake-resisting systems for reinforced concrete buildings, a survey was sent to consulting firms located in the United States, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. The respondents documented the earthquake-resisting systems for 4700 cast-in-place buildings that they had designed during the last five years. In addition, the respondents listed the factors that most affect the selection of earthquake-resisting systems. This paper presents a statistical summary of the responses and compares the responses collected from three U.S. geographical regions (Northern California, Pacific Northwest and Southern California) and among the six surveyed countries.

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