Retrofitting Existing Seismically Hazardous Buildings

by Melvyn Green, Melvyn Green & Associates Inc, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Seismic Engineering: Research and Practice


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: Building design | Construction management | Earthquake resistant structures | Load and resistance factor design | Seismic tests | Seismic effects | Structural safety | Historic sites

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