Retrofitting Existing Seismically Hazardous Buildingsby Melvyn Green, Melvyn Green & Associates Inc, United States,
Abstract: This paper presents a brief overview of the types of problems encountered in retrofitting of existing seismically hazardous buildings. Included is a description of the various types of building construction, a review of risk assessment, and a discussion of architectural, structural, social and construction aspects of seismic strengthening.
Subject Headings: Seismic tests | Seismic effects | Earthquake resistant structures | Building design | Geohazards | Load and resistance factor design | Rehabilitation | Existing buildings
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