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RE: Unreinforced Masonry Building

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Omar, This is Kurt Lindorfer.  Glad to here you are around.  Are you up 
here in Northern California or in So. Cal.  Hope your family is doing well. 
 Let me know how your are when you have an opportunity.
Kurt Lindorfer
PARADIGM Structural Engineers, Inc.

-----Original Message-----
From:	Omar M. Waqfi [SMTP:OMW(--nospam--at)eqe.com]
Sent:	Monday, February 14, 2000 11:32 AM
To:	seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject:	RE: Unreinforced Masonry Building



Post-tensioned steel rod or cables could be an option. This process have 
been
propsed for seismic retrofit of URM. However, due to the reversal of load
direction it would have adverse affects. A cable (unbonded) could be 
threaded,
positioned and post-tensioned with proper end anchorage.