Repairing and Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete Buildings Damaged in the 1985 Mexico City Earthquake

by Jesus Iglesias, Univ Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico City, Mexico,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: The Mexico Earthquakes—1985: Factors Involved and Lessons Learned


This paper describes briefly the criteria and techniques used for the repairing and strengthening of reinforced concrete buildings damaged in Mexico City during the 1985 earthquakes. It is based on the review of more than 60 buildings being repaired and strengthened, which is being carried out by the Metropolitan Autonomous University with the support of the Public Works Department of the Federal District and the National Council of Science and Technology. Damage assessment, strengthening schemes and the most commonly used techniques for shoring, bracing and repairing of buildings are discussed.

Subject Headings: Reinforced concrete | Rehabilitation | Strength of materials | Concrete structures | Damage (structural) | Damage (material) | Developing countries | Earthquakes | Mexico City | Mexico

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