Building survey forms for heterogeneous urban areas in seismically hazardous zones: application to the historical center of Valparaíso, Chile
PublisherTaylor & Francis
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Building survey is an essential data-collection procedure to feed large-scale seismic vulnerability assessment. The available strategies usually consider survey forms to gather information about the urban buildings. The application of the available survey forms poses important challenges for the case of the heterogeneous urban centers including different structural typologies. This work proposes four specific survey forms for traditional structural typologies constructed with masonry, reinforced concrete, mixed steel-reinforced concrete, and timber. The proposed forms request essential information on the parameters necessary for seismic vulnerability assessment, by evaluating the lateral-load resistant system, regularity, condition of conservation, and existing damages. The survey forms were applied to the study of 111 buildings of the historical center of Valparaíso, Chile. The proposed methodology was complemented with the use of Geographic Information Systems to obtain a complete database with the structural characterization of the most representative typologies for future works of large-scale seismic vulnerability assessment.
CitationJiménez, B., Pelà, L., Hurtado, M. Building survey forms for heterogeneous urban areas in seismically hazardous zones: application to the historical center of Valparaíso, Chile. "International journal of architectural heritage", Agost 2018, vol. 12, núm. 7-8, p. 1076-1111.