Case Studies Of Rehabilitation Of Existing Reinforced Concrete Buildings In Mexico City

Aguilar, Jorge A.


The objective of this study is to document the repair and strengthening techniques for reinforced concrete structures that were used following the 1985 Mexico earthquake and to discuss the diverse issues that influenced rehabilitation projects.

Typical construction practices in Mexico City are described. The main characteristics of the 1985 earthquake and its effects on the different types of structures are presented. Twelve rehabilitation case studies representing the main techniques and building systems are included. The most important issues considered in the redesign and problems on techniques related to the construction procedure are presented.

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