Seismic reinforcing

Seismic reinforcing

The structural strengthening of a building to resist seismic forces, using shear walls or partition trusses or increasing the size of structural members.
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To avoid upsetting the decor, Hughes steered away from conventional methods of seismic reinforcing and opted to reinforce the structure by designing new shear walls located in existing wall cavities.
The $50-million project will include removal of the existing tower structure, seismic reinforcing of the base building, and a new horizontal addition that will include a 20-bed SCI center.