The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 88 (2010) > Issues > Issue 23/24 > Seismic reinforcement of adobe in rural Peru
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Seismic reinforcement of adobe in rural Peru

Several seismic regions throughout the world demonstrate a high proportion of earthquake-vulnerable adobe (mud-brick) construction amongst poorer communities. Several adobe earthquake-retrofitting techniques have been developed, but dissemination of these techniques to the many communities at risk is a very significant challenge. This study looked at some of the echnical, financial and social aspects of development and implementation of retrofitting techniques in Peru. Joshua Macabuag, MEng Graduate Structural Engineer, Building Design Partnership