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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: Historic Hotel Utah Remodel and Seismic Upgrade
Author(s): Jeffery T. Miller and Lawrence D. Reaveley
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 115-130
Keywords: earthquake-resistant structures; lateral pressure; loads (forces); renovating; shearwalls; Construction
Abstract:The seismic upgrade of the Hotel Utah was accomplished by constructing new concrete shearwalls to strengthen an existing historic building constructed in the early 1900s. Feasibility studies were performed to consider different methods of seismic upgrade; results indicated that new concrete shearwalls would provide the most economical method of upgrade without significant impact on the interior floor plan of the building. Construction of the new shearwalls was performed, for the most part, at the interior of the building which required special design and construction procedures.
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