Earth quake Provision in masonry structures

Project:www.sefindia.org
Component:Documentation
Category:task
Priority:normal
Assigned:Unassigned
Status:active
Description

As per earth quake codes we have to provide columns or vertical bands ay all corners of a Masonry Wall. But in our region (Punjab and nearby states ) even in developed colonies, the longitudinal walls are generally common walls but two neighbors , each having 4.5” portion of the wall in his plot out of 9” thick wall. My question is that how to proceed:
1. When one of the neighbors has already constructed his building.
2. Even when two neighbors construct their house at the same time, because of different floor plans of both, the corners of the walls will not be at the same position.