Seismic Strengthening of a Historic Unreinforced Masonry Buildingby Dominic E. Campi, Structural Engineer Associate; Rutherford & Chekene, United States,
Abstract: The building involved is a four-story unreinforced masonry structure. Considerations related to development of design criteria are presented along with retrofitting strategies. The building was seismically upgraded using a combination of stotcrete and center-core drilling techniques for the walls. A variety of elements were utilized to form structural diaphragms at floor and roof levels.
Subject Headings: Masonry | Load and resistance factor design | Seismic tests | Strength of materials | Building design | Seismic design | Seismic effects | Drilling
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