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


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: Seismic tests | Seismic effects | Rehabilitation | Developing countries | Earthquake resistant structures | Building codes | Load and resistance factor design | Earthquakes | Mexico City | Mexico

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