Taxonomy Parameters

1. Main structural system

- Buildings constructed of masonry walls which are confined with reinforced concrete tie-columns and tie-beams
- Density of confinement affects seismic performance
- Masonry units are burnt clay bricks
- Walls are generally half brick thick at about 170 mm

2. Height range
LR (1)

Single story

3. Seismic design level

- Very good construction quality and workmanship
- Several seismic enhancement measures
- Building designed for a high seismic hazard zone
- Non-structural elements are designed to withstand lateral loads