seismic

Strengthening Un-reinforced CMU Walls NW Cornelius Pass Rd. Portland, OR

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This project included mitigating hazards from an existing one-story un-reinforced concrete masonry building.  Un-reinforced masonry buildings have limited capacity to resist seismic loads.  In particular un-reinforced masonry buildings are highly susceptible to wall collapse as a result of out-of-plane loads on walls from seismic and wind forces.