Techniques for Seismic Rehabilitation of Buildings in Mexico City

by Mario Rodriguez, Instituto de Ingenieria, Coyoacan, Mexico,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Engineering in Natural Hazards Mitigation

Abstract: The 1985 earthquake in Mexico City caused collapse or damage of a large number of engineered buildings. After this event several hundreds of buildings were retrofitted using several techniques. In this paper some of these techniques are reviewed.

Subject Headings: Rehabilitation | Earthquake resistant structures | Seismic tests | Developing countries | Seismic effects | Building codes | Urban areas | Seismic design | Load and resistance factor design | Damage (structural) | Earthquakes | Mexico City

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