connected steel fights quakes
Match resilient CE details to the risk level
You can build it with the best technology. Use the best plans.
The right details can ensure needed buildings will not warp and crack windows or doors in a strong earthquake.
Choose footings, corners, wall openings, and wall tops that all match your level of seismic risk.
Insert rebar with forks
Conventional low-cement gravel bag foundation walls with special wire details
Concrete splices at corners connect upper to lower inserted rebar and forks increase stability
Maximize performance of mid-wall inserted rebar with spaced lap bars
Download CE Details for Low Risk
Connect corner rebar to spot RC footings
Combine gravel bag with reinforced concrete pads under corners
Use splices and punched bags or continuous cut-bag tube details at corners
Pull wire taut around embedded rebar, or tie or tack at corners
Download CE Details for Moderate Risk
Connect vertical rebar to a confining RC strip
Use half-width gravel bag confined by a reinforced concrete strip
Anchor all vertical rebar stiffly to the footing
Add diagonal stiffening rebar between openings OR
Connect strong steel door and window openings to the reinforcement
Say when CE Details for High Risk is available