Seismic evaluation and upgrading of buildings

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Series titleConstruction Technology Update; no. 26
Physical description6 p.
AbstractWhether or not a building can survive an earthquake depends primarily on its behaviour when horizontally shaken. This behaviour can be predicted and remedial measures, if necessary, invoked. To determine whether a building needs such remedial measures, building owners and professionals would first subject it to a seismic screening process. The screening process determines which buildings should be slated for a detailed evaluation. This usually includes those buildings where the potential for loss of life can be high. Once they have been screened and evaluated, buildings can be retrofitted for seismic resistance using various measures.
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PublisherInstitute for Research in Construction. National Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français : Évaluation et protection parasismiques des bâtiments
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number9701
NPARC number20325483
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Record identifier3c00d851-1e60-4ba8-be51-8ba6dec39146
Record created2012-07-18
Record modified2016-05-09
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