Buildings with reinforced concrete walls to resist lateral forces, generally act more favourably during earthquakes than masonry structures. In reinforced concrete structures, however, the performance is dependent on the ductile (or no-ductile detailing) of the shear walls. When the end portions of the supporting walls are confined (ductile detailing), then they have a greater deformation capacity than supporting walls without confinement. A non-ductile detailing along with a thin wall thickness contributes significantly to the frequent bending pressure failure of the supporting walls.
The following services are offered in the reinforced concrete structures division:
Seismic assessment of existing buildings and critical facilities by BWG respectively, FOEN level 3 with the following analysis methods:
Development of seismic retrofit concepts
Computation of floor response spectra with
Design of reinforced concrete structures for
Assessment and design according to the following codes: