Concrete and Masonry Wall Buildings: Earthquake Repairs for Engineers

The purpose of this course is to present practical guidance for the repair and upgrading of earthquake-damaged buildings with primary lateral-force-resisting systems consisting of concrete bearing walls, masonry bearing walls, or infilled frames. The guidance consists of a policy framework for facilitating the determination of the appropriate scope of repair or upgrading measures. The course also includes outlines of specific repair techniques that can address the component damage common to these buildings.  
The criteria and procedures are based on the evaluation of the anticipated seismic performance of a subject building at three different times:
a) in its condition immediately before the damaging earthquake (pre-event)
b) in its damaged condition
c) in its repaired or upgraded condition