Building Rehabilitation of a Military Colonial Architecture: Miraflores Gunpowder Storage Building
Orama Figueroa, Sadally
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This article purpose is to show an investigation of the structural capacity for rehabilitation of an old clay brick masonry building. The structure past and historical value included in the literature exploration was to consider preview modification of the building system. The description of element’s geometry composition informs a hypothetical structural behavior. The assumed properties material and applied load data were considering available values on codes of the American Society of Civil Engineers 2010 (ASCE 7-10) and American Concrete institute (ACI 2016). The description of the actual building conditions informs the elements deterioration. Additionally, for the purpose of locating the steel rebar, a non-destructive test was conducted. Three dimensional analysis for wind and seismic load were implemented using Etabs software. Eventually, some recommendations for the building rehabilitation were made considering investigations findings. Finally, an architectural proposal was considered to accommodate with no structural elements modifications. Key Terms - Clay Brick Masonry, Code’s Material Properties, Etabs, Rehabilitation.