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Earthquake resistant buildings

Ground vibrations generate loads and strains on load bearing structures. The structure must therefore be strong enough not to collapse.

Compliance with the SIA construction standards is essential. The expertise of the engineer is an added asset: he calculates and designs the structures, defines in detail the steps required to secure the secondary structural elements, and sets the construction details.

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