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Earthquake-Resistant Construction of Adobe Buildings: A Tutorial

by Marcial Blondet, Gladys Villa Garcia M, and Svetlana Brzev. This is the 25-page printed version that summarizes the performance of adobe construction in earthquakes, and discusses techniques to improve the performance of new construction, including key factors in adobe block composition, the importance of a robust layout, and the use of horizontal and vertical reinforcement, buttresses and pilasters and ring beams. The seismic strengthening of existing adobe buildings is also discussed. 2011. ISBN 1-932884-20-3.

To download a free electronic version, visit http://www.world-housing.net/tutorials/adobe-tutorials.

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