Information for Strong-Motion Station
AK:Anchorage;BP Bld
NSMP Station 8016
Earthquakes recorded by this station
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Latitude 61.1920 N
Longitude 149.8640 W
Elevation (m) 40
Site Geology  
Vs30 (m/sec)  
Site Class  
No. of Stories above/below ground15/1 (including two mechanical floors)
Plan Shaperegular
Base Dimensions150 x 106 ft
Typical Floor Dimensions150 x 106 ft
Design DateEarly 1980
Instrumentation1989, 12 accelerometers on 3 levels in the building. 3 accelerometers at a reference free-field site.
Vertical Load Carrying System2.5" concrete slab on top of 3" metal deck is supported by beams and columns.
Lateral Force Resisting SystemSteel moment-resisting frame
Foundation TypeSpeard foundation
RemarksThe building appears geometrically symmetrical from outside. However, the locations of the elevators and stairwells are unsymmetrical in plan at different floors resulting in unsymmetrical distribution of stiffness and mass at different floors.