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Title: Repaired Reinforced Concrete Wall Buildings in Chile after 2010 Earthquake,

Author(s): Matias Hube

Publication: Web Session

Volume: ws_F18_Hube.pdf


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Date: 10/15/2018

Post-earthquake decisions regarding the repair or demolition of buildings that have suffered significant damage during earthquakes are in general governed by multiple factors including technical, legal and financial aspects. As a result of the 1985 and 2010 Chile earthquakes most of the damaged reinforced concrete (RC) buildings were repaired, and only a few of them were demolished. A completely different outcome occurred in New Zealand after the 2011 Canterbury earthquakes, where most RC buildings located in central Christchurch were demolished, affecting seriously the central business district of the city. This presentation summarizes the observed damage and describes the adopted repair technique of three RC buildings damaged during the 2010 Chile earthquake. One of these buildings was a repaired structure following the previous 1985 earthquake. The provided information provide evidence of repaired buildings in Chile, which may contribute to the decision-making process of repair or demolishing buildings in future earthquakes.