The Seismic Retrofit of the City and County Building in Salt Lake City: A Case Study of the Application of Base Isolation to a Historic Building

Prudon, Theodore H. M. (1987) The Seismic Retrofit of the City and County Building in Salt Lake City: A Case Study of the Application of Base Isolation to a Historic Building. In: Old cultures in new worlds. 8th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium. Programme report - Compte rendu. US/ICOMOS, Washington, pp. 459-466. [Book Section]

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The seismic retrofit of the City and County Building, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA designed by architects Monheim, Bird and Proudfoo 1891-1894 addresses the third sub-theme of the 8th ICOMOS General Assembly "Monuments in relation to their natural and build environments and their historical context". Because of the building's geographical location along the Wasatch fault line, Zone 3, i.e., an area with a "moderately high" seismic risk, earthquakes are a major concern and therefore the building, built prior to seismic design considerations, must be upgraded to meet contemporary codes.

Item Type: Book Section
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Prudon, Theodore H. M.UNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: historic building; natural disasters; earthquake resistance; seismic areas; seismic retrofit; base isolation
Subjects: E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 03. Monuments
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 12. Techniques
F.SCIENTIFIC TECHNIQUES AND METHODOLOGIES OF CONSERVATION > 46. Seismic surveys
G.DETERIORATION > 02. Causes of deterioration
G.DETERIORATION > 05. Prevention of deterioration
Name of monument, town, site, museum: City and County Building, Salt Lake City, Uttah, USA
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 1987, 8th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2011 08:18
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2011 08:18
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/735

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