Seismic Resistant Low-Cost Masonry Buildings in Peru

by Hector Gallegos, Gallegos, Riso, Casabonne, Uccelli, Arango, Peru,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Materials

Abstract: Future housing in developing countries will be provided mainly in medium rise, four to six stories, bearing wall masonry buildings. This paper reports on the rationality behind this political decision and the technological processes that make it possible.

Subject Headings: Masonry | Developing countries | Seismic tests | Benefit cost ratios | Earthquake resistant structures | Seismic effects | Housing | Materials processing | Mid-rise buildings | Walls | Political factors | Construction materials | Peru | South America

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