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Brick Foundations and Earthquake Retrofitting

...  regulations governing the seismic retrofit of masonry (brick) buildings, the seismic retrofit of the San Juan Capistrano Mission, the ...  an excerpt from a San Francisco Chronicle article on brick foundations which exemplifies a common misconception. "There are basically two ...

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Existing Foundations, Cracks, and Performance in Earthquakes

...  here. Do I Need a New Foundation?  Not very likely.  Foundations do two things: One, they hold a house up off the ground.  Two, ...  the good and weak concrete foundations.”  What about Brick Foundations, Capping, and Saddles? I wrote this article in cooperation ...

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Foundation Bolts – What They Do and How They Do It

...  in Los Angeles.   Putting Bolts in Old Foundations Some people wonder if a bolt will work in an old foundation ...  of this video on old foundations that discusses brick and marginal foundations. What if the Foundation Slides on the ...  size of the foundation are usually not a serious concern. Brick Foundations Many people think the only way an effective retrofit can be ...

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Foundation Capping

...  wall conversion very difficult. Concrete Saddling of Brick Foundations If a brick foundation is capped, you often see a saddle.  This ...

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Earthquake Retrofit Contractors-10 Tips on Finding a Good One

...  California in 1992.  They demonstrated that low-quality foundations without steel reinforcing perform quite well in earthquakes. Other ...  International Existing Building Code. How to address brick foundations?  Guidelines for the Seismic Retrofit of Existing ...

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San Miguel Mission

...                             MAKING ADOBE BRICKS IN THE TRADITIONAL MANNER. What I proposed to do is study the ...  SHOWING STONES WITH ADOBE MORTAR. The Foundation The foundations would be excavated by hand and shovel and adobe bricks would be ...

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PDF Resources For Engineering and Design

...  For Hawaii Single Family Residences With Post and Pier Foundations 290 Page FEMA: P-1100 Vulnerability - Based Seismic Assessment and ...  and Simpson Epoxy Tension Values Hilti PROFIS   FOUNDATIONS Brick Foundation Retrofits Existing Foundations Foundation ...

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