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2804, 2023

Seismic retrofit of existing building with soft ground storey: a case study with different strengthening solutions

April 28th, 2023|Categories: Blog|2 Comments

The current example employs a typical building built in the late 1980s. The building has 5 floors of approximately 180 m2 each, and a soft storey at the ground level. The infills of the upper levels are relatively strong with good quality ceramic bricks and mortar of relatively high strength. The combination of the soft ground storey and strong infill panels in upper floors is the most important characteristic of the building and constitutes a serious structural problem related to its seismic behaviour.

2903, 2023

Seismic retrofit of an existing industrial building with short columns: a case study with different strengthening solutions

March 29th, 2023|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

The current example employs a typical industrial building built in the late 1980s. The building has 2 floors of approximately 880m2 each. The infills are relatively strong with good quality ceramic bricks and mortar of relatively high strength.

1302, 2023

A Seismic Retrofit case study with different strengthening solutions

February 13th, 2023|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

The recent Turkey - Syria earthquake inspired us to write a blog post about the importance of seismic retrofit of existing buildings. The current example - case study - employs a typical building built in Southern Europe in the late 1980s. The building has 4 floors of approximately 200 m2 each, and a soft storey at the ground level.

102, 2022

Seismic Isolation

February 1st, 2022|Categories: Blog|2 Comments

This post aims to present main aspects of seismic isolation in the strengthening of a reinforced concrete building, the available types of base isolation, as well as their advantages and disadvantages.

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