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
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
Connect rebar to an RC strip
Confine half-width gravel bag with an RC strip
Anchor vertical rebar stiffly to footings
Add diagonal rebar between openings OR
Connect strong steel door and window openings to rebar
Say when CE Details for High Risk is available