unreinforced masonry

Strengthening Unreinforced CMU Walls NW Cornelius Pass Rd. Portland, OR


This project included mitigating hazards from an existing one story unreinforced concrete masonry building. Unreinforced masonry buildings have a limited capacity to resist seismic loads. Unreinforced masonry buildings in particular are highly susceptible to wall collapse as a result of out-of-plane loads on walls from seismic and wind forces.