Analysis & Evaluation of Costa Linda Condominium Applying New Codes for to Determine Retrofit Requirements for Stability
Jordan Marrero, Jorge M.
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This study evaluate the capacity of a 10-story existing building designed in 1972 to determine its capacity to resist new loads according with present codes. A structural model was developed using a modern engineering software and existing new codes loads were applied. After entering all data into the model and running the software, columns, shear wall punching shear and story drift were evaluated according with the output and compared with present building codes. As expected, some structural elements presented inadequate design and possible failure. Recommendations to increase the elements’ capacity for structure stability are provided. Key Terms - Columns Resistance, Punching Shear, Shear Walls Capacity, Structure Stability.