The objective of doing a site-specific study is to establish acceleration parameters corresponding to Maximum Considered Earthquake per ASCE and ACI. This is essential in designing critical structures such as power plants, sewage treatment plants and nuclear plants. GEOSEED utilizes both probabilistic and deterministic approaches in its studies.
STRUCTURAL RESTORATION refers to the restitution of the original strength of the building. The repair of a structure’s exterior. Rehabilitation is focused mainly in aesthetics, such as repointing works on deteriorated mortar joints as well as to the addition of new structural elements not present in the original construction to allow the structure to carry additional loads.
The objective of structural evaluation is to assess the effect of loads on an existing structure. Structural data may be obtained through observation and testing prior to structural analysis using the latest engineering and modeling software.
Structural design is the application of physical laws and empirical knowledge of the structural performance of different materials and geometries. It utilizes relatively simple structural design elements to build complex structural systems integrated into the architectural design.