This paper gives a brief overview of the current design of earthquake resistant structures. The paper presents and summarizes the latest insights regarding the design of earthquake resistant buildings, with the most basic examples and a critical review of the current state of regulations and the future of seismicdesign. The focus of the paper was to present newer methods such as energy-based design. Current requirements and problems in the design of structures by energybased design are presented. Shown flow-diagrams serve to understand the procedures more clearly. Pages 15-28.