Curated Summaries for Reinforced Concrete Buildings
Curator: Ana Gabriela Haro, Graduate Student at the North Carolina State University in Raleigh


Preliminary Reconnaissance Observations by CIGIDEN and Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

A preliminary Reconnaissance Observation Report has been created for EERI by the National Research Center for Integrated Natural Disasters Management, CIGIDEN, and the Department of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering of the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile. Download the six page Report of...


Minor structural damage – RC Buildings

October 15, 2015 by  
Filed under Reinforced Concrete Buildings

Ana Gabriela Haro & Ericson Encina Zuniga According to Reuters, the 8.3M earthquake, which hit the Chile’s Northen coast on 16 September 2015, was felt even in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This severe earthquake lasted three minutes and was followed by many aftershocks, however, it did not...


Preliminary assessment of structural performance – RC Buildings

October 8, 2015 by  
Filed under Reinforced Concrete Buildings

Ana Gabriela Haro & Ericson Encina Zuniga “The difference between being in a earthquake and being in a disaster is the level of preparation – and this begins with Chile’s strict building codes,” said Christophe Schmachtel, a UN humanitarian affairs officer based in Geneva, in an article...