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


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: Building design | Reinforced concrete | Earthquake resistant structures | Construction materials | Building codes | Concrete structures | Concrete construction | Mexico

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