SPONSE Special Session at the 16th WCEE
The SPONSE Association organized a Special Sessions dedicated to the Seismic Performance of Nonstructural Elements (SPONSE Session) at the 16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (16WCEE). The session focused on recent developments for the three main categories of non-structural elements：1) Architectural elements; 2) Building Utility Systems; and 3) Building Contents.
The papers presented during the Special Session were mainly related to the following topics: 1) Lessons from earthquakes; 2) Methods of design, evaluation and retrofit; 3) Standards and codes; 4) Experiments; and 5) Analysis and simulation.
Some presentations of the papers presented during the SPONSE Session at th 16th WCEE are available below: