Study aims to build more concrete buildings in quake-prone areas

03/27/2012 | Engineering News-Record

Large-scale tests investigating the use of reinforced-concrete link beams with embedded structural steel sections have had good results and could lead to easier construction of concrete buildings in seismic zones. Minimal damage to the embedded portion's concrete surface was seen. More tests are planned to study beam anchorage depth to the shear walls to further enhance constructibility. After that, proposals "will follow for changes to the 2017 edition of the American Concrete Institute's (ACI) seismic standard and to general wall provisions, also for wind resistance."

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