Need for Consistency in Characterization of Foundation during Demand and Capacity Analysis Characterization of Foundation Stiffness would be more important for Short Stiff Structures In Most Cases, Stiffer Foundation lead to higher chances for distress in structural components Geotechnical Mode of Foundation Capacity should be related to the Capacity to Eliminate Excessive Permanent Settlement rather than foundation Stiffness during Peak Earthquake Load Many Existing Foundations designed to Traditional Factor of Safety should Perform Satisfactorily

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