PAGER - Common Building Types
Reinforced concrete frame with unreinforced masonry infill designed for gravity loads
This is generally a post-1970, low to mid-rise reinforced concrete frame with infill wall construction. Ground floors are generally used for car-parks (garages) and shops, and upper floors are used as residential complex. Structural irregularities in the form of horizontal (such as poor configuration of columns, lift or staircase core in the plan) or vertical (such as soft ground story) often exist. In addition, other inherent seismic deficiencies include poor design or construction practice, aging and poor maintenance.
Reference: EERI and IAEE\'s World Housing Encyclopedia (Report #13) - V. Levtchitch
*Building types and their descriptions are taken from the World Housing Encyclopedia (WHE) database when available or based on additional research performed by the PAGER team. This information is provided with the understanding that it is not guaranteed to be correct or complete, and conclusions drawn from such information are the sole responsibility of the user.