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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
  • Use gravel bag foundation walls with special wire details 
  • Concrete splices at corners connect upper to lower inserted rebar and forks increase stability
  • Space overlaps of mid-wall inserted rebar

Download CE Details for Low Risk 

Standard Grade:

Connect corner rebar to footings
  • Combine gravel bag with RC (reinforced concrete) corner pads
  • Use splices and punched bags or continuous cut-bag details at corners
  • Pull wire taut around embedded rebar, or tie or tack at corners 

Download CE Details for Moderate Risk

High Strength:

Connect rebar to an RC strip
  • Confine half-width gravel bag with an RC strip
  • Anchor vertical rebar stiffly to footings
  • Use rebar trusses at corner buttresses
  • Add diagonal rebar between openings
  • Connect strong steel door and window openings to wall base and top

Download High Strength  CE Details

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