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Title: Structural Masonry in Costa Rica
Author(s): J. Bermudez
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 263-282
Keywords: damage; detailing; earthquake-resistant structures; masonry; masonry walls; reinforced masonry; repairs; strengthening; structural design; Construction
Abstract:A description of masonry construction systems in Costa Rica is presented. Design and construction practice are briefly discussed, with emphasis on aspects of structural configuration and detailing of reinforcement. An example of medium-rise construction using reinforced masonry walls as the main structural system is given. An overview of Costa Rica's seismic activity, as well as a description of damage caused to masonry construction and typical repair and strengthening techniques, are presented.
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