Old masonry buildings: earthquake performance and material testing

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/20358650
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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleInternal Report (National Research Council Canada. Institute for Research in Construction); no. IRC-IR-624
Physical description68 p.
SubjectEarthquakes; Masonry; Séisme
AbstractSome of the recent earthquakes (e.g. Newcastle, Australia in 1989) have been in areas not considered to have high seismicity. Accordingly old masonry buildings in areas of supposedly low earthquake risk may be vulnerable to damage and even collapse. When they are heritage buildings the cost of damage, whether financial, historical or architectural, may be very great. Thus it is sensible to assess the risk to old masonry heritage buildings even in zones of low seismicity.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC numberNRC-IRC-4586
NPARC number20358650
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Record identifier3c364929-1639-4708-9989-4c99a04b9b06
Record created2012-07-20
Record modified2017-07-05
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