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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: New Developments With Structural Welded Wire Reinforcement(WWR) In Zones of High Seismicity
Author(s): R. C. Richardson
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 65-78
Keywords: concrete; high-strength reinforcement; seismic response; shear wall
Abstract:The use of high strength reinforcement in seismic zones 3 and 4 dates back to 1979, in the design and construction of the Continental Plaza Building, Seattle, Washington, a 37-story concrete building. The design team comprised of Whitley-Jacobson Company, engineer of record; Neil Hawkins, Professor of Engineering, University of Washington; the fabricator, supplier of WWR, and the architect. A combination of shear wall and moment frame design was selected as the most economical lateral force resisting syst4em. Grade 75 WWr was used as horizontal reinforcement to confine the column cores.
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