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- From: ken_agee(--nospam--at)dlr.disney.com
- Date: Mon, 30 Mar 98 12:15:47 -0800
I remember seeing a tract of homes in Granada Hills where houses were supported on cut soil on one side of the street and fill material on the other side of the street. These houses were built in the mid-eighties and were engineered with plywood shear walls and holdowns. The houses on the cut side suffered very little damage (if any), while houses on the fill side suffered extensive damage (some were red-tagged). I only surveyed one house in this tract (on the fill side) and although the damage was heavy, most of it was cosmetic and the structural system performed fairly well. It was quite obvious though that houses on the fill side were subject to much more movement than houses on the cut side. Ken Agee ______________________________ Reply Separator _________________________________ Subject: Earthquake damage Author: <seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org> at CORP-INTERNET-BURBANK Date: 3/25/98 5:43 PM Is anyone aware of differences in earthquake damage that occurred to structures on fill sites vs. cut sites during the Northridge earthquake? What about damage to structures on transition lots? Did they sustain additional damage due to non-uniform subsurface conditions? Any help would be appreciated. Steve Helfrich
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