Architectural Configurations in Vina del Mar

by Christopher Arnold, Building Systems Development Inc, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Seismic Engineering: Research and Practice


This paper identifies the architectural characteristics of 121 reinforced concrete buildings in Vina del Mar. These characteristics are related to the damage statistics for the building inventory, and some tentative conclusions drawn as to the influence of architectural configuration on building performance. Four buildings, which suffered damage ranging from none to severe, are evaluated in more detail.

Subject Headings: Architecture | Mars | Concrete | Reinforced concrete | Shear walls | Concrete structures | Statistics | Seismic loads

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