Seismic Upgrading - Retrofitting of Buildings
This historic masonry building, serving as post office, was completely rehabilitated in 1995. New concrete shear walls were added to transmit forces during a seismic event. These were supported by Ø 57 mm double corrosion protected (DCP) GEWI® Piles which can be loaded with both tension and compression forces. During installation, limited head room conditions required the use of small bar sections of 3 m connected with couplers.