Ratios of pseudo-spectral velocity (averaged over the period range of 0.5–2 seconds and at a period of 1 second) to peak ground velocity (PGV) were computed for hundreds of ground motion records selected from the PEER NGA Strong Motion Database. Two-stage regression analyses were performed to develop models for the ratios. The inter-event terms of the ratios trend to moderate decrease as moment magnitude increases; the intra-event residuals do not depend on distance. The results of this study provide the technical basis for a procedure presented in the American Technology Council's ATC-58 project, Guidelines for Seismic Performance Assessment of Buildings, for estimating PGV by scaling values of pseudo-spectral velocity.

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