Taxonomy Parameters

1. Main structural system

- Buildings constructed of masonry walls which are reinforced with steel bars
- Type and density of reinforcement affects seismic performance
- Masonry units are hollow concrete blocks
- Walls are generally 140 to 170 mm thick

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