SEISMIC PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF PUBLIC SCHOOL BUILDINGS IN İSTANBUL METROPOLITAN AREA
(Thesis Supervisor: Özal Yüzügüllü)
Earthquake resistance of school buildings deserves special attention with respect to seismic safety because of their occupancy characteristics and their importance to immediate and long-term earthquake disaster relief and recovery efforts. The aim of the study is that the seismic performance evaluation of public school buildings in Istanbul. According to this, in Istanbul, three different types of projects are practiced and evaluated for public schools constructed due to different number of stories and different earthquake zones. besides, these kinds of porjects were analyzed in terms of 1975 and 1998 Turkish Codes. In addition to the seismic performance evaluation of public schools, a preliminary screening procedure was carried out in that study. To eliminate the losses caused by earthquakes, the earthquake resistance of the school building must be examined by quick and easy method which is Rapid Visual Screening Procedure prepared by Applied Technology Council. Actually, the method which was carried out, is classified the earthquake resistance resistance of the public schools and determined a detailed evaluation is required or not.