Earthquake Resistant Design and Construction of Reinforced Concrete Buildings. The Practice in Mexico After 1985

by Roberto Meli, Natl Cent for Disaster Prevention,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Engineering in Natural Hazards Mitigation

Abstract: The evolution of the design and construction practice of reinforced concrete buildings in Mexico is presented in terms of materials, structural systems, member design and reinforcement detailing. The main changes in the regulations and in the practice after 1985 are briefly described, along with the impact they have had on the characteristics of new building construction.

Subject Headings: Reinforced concrete | Building codes | Building design | Earthquake resistant structures | Concrete construction | Concrete structures | Construction materials | Seismic design | Developing countries | Earthquakes | Load and resistance factor design | North America | Mexico

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