Seismic Retrofitting, primarily meant to enhance the safety of the existing structures in earthquakes; is an effective application of Structural Engineering. Following describes the step by step definition/procedure regarding Seismic Retrofitting of various kinds of structures;
Fig-1 (Seismic Retrofitting Works on a Six Storeyed Non Ductile RC Frame Building by BREINS – Building Research Institute (P) Ltd., Nepal, 2010)
Retrofitting works may also be necessary in a well built building if extra storeys are to be added. Also, old-weak buildings can be extended after properly strengthening the older part so as to bear the increased safety demand due to the extended part.
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