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The authors thank Dr. Diyaljee for his interest on the subject and providing assessments based on the two research articles (Saride et al. 2010 and Puppala et al. 2017). Authors appreciate the comprehensive analysis done in the discussion. Following the comments noted in the discussion, we would like to provide our explanations on the discussion.

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This is an author-produced, peer-reviewed version of this article. The final, definitive version of this document can be found online at Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, published by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Copyright restrictions may apply. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)CF.1943-5509.0001160