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Re: China EQ - Anybody see any rebar?

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Glen:
I wondered also, but I did see a couple of rods yesterday.
Irv


--- On Wed, 5/21/08, Glen Underwood <gunderwood(--nospam--at)clarkpac.com> wrote:

> From: Glen Underwood <gunderwood(--nospam--at)clarkpac.com>
> Subject: China EQ - Anybody see any rebar?
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2008, 11:03 AM
> Every time I see TV footage of the quake damage, I pause or
> slow-mo the Tivo
> to look at the wreckage.  I've seen a lot of masonry
> and concrete - and even
> hollow core slabs.   But have yet to see even a stick of
> rebar hanging out
> of anything.
> 
> Even for poorly detailed, designed, or
> corruptly/incorrectly constructed
> buildings, you would at least expect to see rebar hanging
> out of crushed
> columns or gravity beams, wouldn't you?
> 
> I'm interested to learn what the predominant framing
> system was for the
> multistory collapses.   I'm guessing a lot of
> unreinforced masonry and/or
> unreinforced concrete bearing walls plus hollow core or
> conventional
> concrete slabs - maybe there simply were no columns or
> gravity beams...
> 
> Glen Underwood
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
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