Concrete Residential Construction in Baja, Mexico

by Dale H. Curtis, Curtis Engineering Corp, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Materials

Abstract:

Mexicali, Mexico has experienced earthquakes of magnitude 6.0 to 7.6 on the Richter Scale. A popular and readily available residential construction material is reinforced concrete comprised of 4 1/2 -inch thick precast concrete wall panels and cast-in-place concrete roofs. Approximately 900 to 1,000 single-story homes have been built in Mexicali using this system to resist the anticipated strong seismic forces.



Subject Headings: Developing countries | Precast concrete | Concrete construction | Residential construction | Earthquakes | Earthquake resistant structures | Residential buildings | Mexico | North America

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