Technical Design Conditions Book 1 – Technical Design Conditions for Constructions in Seismic Zones (in Albanian). Provided that stone, or even rubble stone is allowed as “other material,” then 2-story buildings with spacing of 7.5m between cross-walls of 38 cm thickness are allowed in seismic zone VIII, without further calculations and regardless of the masonry type. IS:1905-1961 (1962). Eng. Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures. This raises questions about the completeness and correctness, as well as the reliability and actual value of the knowledge in this field. MKS CT 22-07-2007 (2007). EN 771-6:2011+A1 (2015). The subsequent material code SNiP I-B.8-62 (1962) further explains that “flattened or broken stone” (rubble) is obtained from either direct splitting of boulders, or by sorting of fractions from blasted rock. Moscow: State Committee of the Council of Ministers of the USSR for Construction. The kingdom of Bhutan, where stone masonry is still abundantly used, does not have a seismic or masonry code of its own and refers to the Indian codes (Thinley et al., 2017). Rabat: Ministry of Housing and Urban Policy. Rubble stone masonry remains to be a primary construction method in this region and the review of the Himalayas includes Nepal, India, Pakistan and China. 142:04015145. doi: 10.1061/(asce)st.1943-541x.0001417, PubMed Abstract | CrossRef Full Text | Google Scholar. For instance, Xizang Province (Tibet) borders the Himalayan Range, and Xinjiang Province is crossed by the Altay, Tian Shan, Kunlun Shan and Karakoram Mountains. The objective of NBC 202 is “to introduce earthquake-resistant features to non-engineered buildings in order to achieve an appropriate level of earthquake resistance (…) it does not render masonry buildings able to totally withstand any earthquake without any appreciable damage, however, it is intended to limit the damage to a level which does not threaten human lives and which can be repaired quickly.” The code covers rubble stone buildings in cement mortar with a maximum height of 2 stories plus attic (although not recommended on soft soil), a free wall span of 4.5 m and a maximum room area of 13.5 m2. After the 1979 Montenegro earthquake, the new code SFRY-31/81 (1981) was published. E.080 (2017). … Algiers: Ministry of Housing and Urbanism. Kyrgyzstan is subject to a very high seismic hazard with estimated PGA > 0.6g. Report on Residential Exposure and Seismic Vulnerability in Kyrgyzstan (Scientific Technical Report 16/03). Specification for Masonry Units – Part 6: Natural Stone Masonry Units. Kyrgyzstan is also characterized by a mountainous landscape, with roughly two-thirds of its population living in the rural and mountain areas. Copyright © 2020 Schildkamp, Silvestri and Araki. New Delhi: Bureau of Indian Standards. It is expected that a full validation and justification of the seismic behavior of rubble stone masonry buildings will strengthen the confidence in those countries that still use this technique, as well as creates renewed interest in countries that currently prohibit it. See more ideas about masonry, stone wall, gabion wall. Nearly 325 seismic and masonry codes of countries worldwide have been analyzed, divided over 5 continents and in different time frames going back as far as the nineteenth century. Moreover, it is observed that some countries are not taking the implications of different seismic hazard levels into account. Such interchanging of incompatible information may also be the case in the seismic code of Georgia (PN 01.01-09, 2012), where the very generous design specifications are presumably meant for brick masonry, rather than for rubble stone buildings. Quetta Development Authority Building Rules, 1976. NBC 203:2015 (2015). The first revisions in 20 years, although completed just before the devastating Gorkha earthquakes in 2015, were made available to the public 4 years later; in June 2019. For instance, the current design rules in Nepal are the same for all seismic levels, which may result in either excessively reinforced buildings in low seismic zones, or worse, in insufficiently reinforced buildings in highly seismic areas. Code for Seismic Design of Buildings, 2016 Edition (in Chinese). After the 1954 Chlef earthquake, a provisional set of recommendations was published (AS55, 1955) which described the use of Confined Masonry for seismic areas, but without materialization of the masonry units. P100-1 (2013). Turkish Seismic Building Regulations. Seismic Code of Costa Rica, Revision 2014 (in Spanish). Mortar should be cement-sand in the ratio of 1:6 with minimum compression strength of 3.0 N/mm2 at 28 days according to IS:1905-1987 (2017), although in IS:13828 even mud mortar is allowed, but with stricter rules for building heights. Here the techniques of stone masonry with cement mortar (NBC 202:2015, 2015) and mud mortar (NBC 203:2015, 2015) are more clearly divided. Islamabad: Government of Pakistan. Bucharest: Central Research Institute for Design and Management in Construction. Therefore, to avoid any further confusion, the authors of this paper propose the introduction of a fourth type of masonry, as well as the international adoption of the term “Nominally Reinforced Masonry” (NRM) in conjunction with the existing types of URM, CM and RM. Design Codes (in English), plus amendment N 126-N (in Armenian). Generally, bigger stone blocks are employed at quoins and jambs to increase the strength of masonry. Uncoursed rubble masonry  a) Uncoursed random rubble masonry: The weak corners and edges are removed with mason’s hammer. Egyptian Code for the Design and Implementation of Building Works (in Arabic). As a result, it has added “roughly cut stone” with a minimum wall thickness of 450 mm and minimum compression strengths for stone (30 N/mm2) and mortar (5 N/mm2) to its National Annex of Eurocode 6 (HRN EN 1996-1-1:2012/NA, 2012). For the experimental program four rubble stone masonry walls (120cm×120cm×70cm) were built using traditional techniques and materials. With Amendment No.1 (in Georgian). (i) Uncoursed rubble masonry: This is the cheapest, roughest and poorest form of stone masonry. Since the very first 1962 edition it is stated that “in highly seismic areas, construction of a type which entails heavy debris and consequent loss of life and property, such as masonry—particularly mud masonry and rubble masonry, is best avoided.” For construction features and material specifications the seismic code refers from its earliest editions to IS:4326-1967 (1968) “Earthquake-Resistant Design and Construction of Buildings,” IS:1905-1961 (1962) “Masonry Walls” and to IS:1597(part 1)-1967 (1967) “Construction of Rubble Stone Masonry.” After the 1988 Bihar earthquake in Nepal near the Indian border, more attention was needed for low-strength brickwork and stone masonry. ABC-2012 (2012). Applied Technology Council (2017). The editor and reviewers' affiliations are the latest provided on their Loop research profiles and may not reflect their situation at the time of review. Kobe: Ministry of Urban Development and Housing. “Scale of seismic intensity,” in Proceedings of the 4th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, (Santiago: Universidad de Chile). Stone masonry is only discussed in its Bhutanese Architecture Guidelines (Royal Government of Bhutan, 2014), which focuses solely on aesthetic features of buildings such as building shape, roof form and window ornamentation, without any consideration for structural stability of the building. Texture of stone pile. Kathmandu: Department of Urban Development and Building Construction. Except for China, most Himalayan codes are primarily published in English, but this is not the case for almost all other countries. The code divides the country in 3 seismic zones (1–3) and distinguishes four soil types (profiles I–IV). (2004). Kathmandu: Department of Urban Development and Building Construction. SNT 2.01.08-99 (2000). Beijing: Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of the People’s Republic of China. Rubble stone masonry was explicitly mentioned, as in PSP 101-51 (1951) which ranks the use of “natural stone of irregular shape” in categories 3 and 4, depending on mortar type. Normes Agadir-1960 (1960). The preliminary Spanish seismic code PGS-1 (1968) only permitted Ashlar units for stone masonry, with the inclusion of certain earthquake-resistant features. Rubble stone masonry was explicitly mentioned, as in PSP 101-51 (1951) which ranks the use of “natural stone of irregular shape” in categories 3 and 4, depending on mortar type. Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA). Conditional Rules for the Design of Civil and Industrial Constructions in Seismic Regions (in Romanian). Seismic Renovation and Reconstruction of Schools in Uzbekistan, Comprehensive School Safety Policy Case Studies Series. National Building Code of India 2016, Vol. Stone and Reinforced Masonry Structures (in Armenian). Prof. S. Imanbekov (Kyrgyzstan), Prof. T. Dadayan and MEng. Overall, it is observed that the allowed dimensions of building volumes and their individual elements vary greatly between the countries. Building Code Requirements and Specification for Masonry Structures: Containing Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures (TMS 402-11/ACI 530-11/ASCE 5-11), and Specification for Masonry Structures TMS 402-11/ACI 530.1-11/ASCE 6-11), and Companion Commentaries. Bangladesh, although bordering the Northeastern Indian states where stone masonry is broadly practiced, does not have a culture of stone masonry and the technique is not mentioned in their building code (BNBC-2017, 2017). “Portuguese studies on earthquake resistant structures,” in Proceedings of the 2nd World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, (Tokyo: Gakujutsu Bunken Fukuy-Rai). However, the seismic provisions and the masonry chapter are mostly verbatim copies of chapters 16 and 21 of the Uniform Building Code of 1997 (UBC-1997, 1997), meaning that the information does not cover local practices, and as of today is more than 20 years old. For houses on the other hand, China has published a “seismic technical specification” for construction of buildings in rural towns and villages (JGJ 161-2008, 2008). Openings may not exceed 1.2 m, piers must be minimum 650 mm and corner masonry must be at least two-thirds of the height of the adjoining opening. Still, lower-strength masonry of category 2 must meet a minimum “ultimate axial tensile strength of 120 kPa,” which may be difficult to determine (or understand) in the rural areas. However, 8 countries need to be excluded from further review for various reasons. This concludes that school buildings in rubble stone masonry are not allowed to be built anywhere in India, although the word “should” weakens this statement. Tirana: Mihal Duri Printing House. It is further noted that both codes (NBC 202 and 203) are nearly identical with regards to the main dimensions, such as building height, openings and reinforcements. The latter masonry type is called “muratura a pietrame listata” or simply “muratura listata,” which is still included in today’s code. The minimum wall thickness is 450 mm and the building length may not exceed 2 times its width (or 25 m), with maximum 4 m cross-spacing of walls. New Delhi: Bureau of Indian Standards. Guidelines On: Load Bearing Masonry. Kaufmann, C., Langhammer, T., Schwarz, J., Khakimov, S., and Tulaganov, B. Building Code of Pakistan (Seismic Provisions – 2007). J. Struct. Building Regulations for the Municipalities of the Island of Ischia Damaged by the Earthquake of July 28, 1883 (in Italian). Code of Practice for Construction of Stone Masonry, Part 1 Rubble Stone Masonry. New Delhi: Bureau of Indian Standards. KTP-N.2-89 (1989). 5:55. doi: 10.3389/fbuil.2019.00055, Schildkamp, M., and Araki, Y. Sofia: Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works. In addition most masonry books refer to blocked rubble squared off this is somewhere between squared random rubble coursed and rough ashlar. The wall thickness of the ground floor ranged from 40 and 75 cm, depending on the seismic zone and the number of floors above. There is also no agreement on the dimensions of openings (between 25 and 50% of wall length), minimum lengths of corner masonry (between 230 and 1,800 mm) and piers (between 450 and 1,550 mm), as well as methods and numbers of nominal reinforcements. YA and SS assisted in collection of data and reviewed, revised, and restructured the manuscript. Croatia deserves a separate section, being the only country in this region that has conducted research on the mechanical properties of stone masonry, as mentioned in the Yugoslavian code. ASCE/SEI 7-10 (2010). During the many revisions that followed, the stone properties are no longer specifically mentioned and therefore leaves room for interpretation. But on a positive note, school buildings in rubble stone masonry are currently not completely ruled out in Nepal. Bhutanese Architecture Guidelines. Islamabad: Government of Islamic Republic of Pakistan. PSP 101-51 (1951). URM, as the name implies, has no reinforcements whatsoever. – Type of floors and roofs: Wooden floors and wood-trussed roofs, as opposed to concrete slabs. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). In this type of masonry, the stones used are of widely different sizes. GOST 4001-66 (1967). This envisions a structured research approach with focus on vernacular and traditional construction techniques, called “Non-Engineered 2.0,” for which a research initiative is started under the name “SMARTnet,” meaning “Seismic Methodologies for Applied Research and Testing of non-engineered techniques.” The findings of this paper will serve as the starting point for the upcoming follow-up paper, which will complement the seismic demand with hand-made base shear calculations for countries that still allow the technique. The country still has a rich culture of stone masonry that is reflected in their first National seismic code PN 01.01-09 (2012), which includes a separate chapter for buildings made of local materials. However, in the 2004 amendment an extra clause is added to the separate chapter for “low-rise buildings with low-strength materials” such as adobe and wood: “For the construction of one-story buildings it is allowed to use natural stone with anti-seismic measures, developed according to special technical conditions agreed upon by the State Architects of the Republic of Uzbekistan.” Uzbekistan is working on a revision of their seismic code which is expected to be published in 2020. Title of Legally Binding Document: Construction of Stone Masonry - Code of Practice, Part 1: Rubble Stone Masonry Number of Amendments: Equivalence: Superceding: Superceded by: LEGALLY BINDING DOCUMENT Step Out From the Old to the New--Jawaharlal Nehru Invent a … Algiers: Ministry of Housing and Reconstruction. P2-85 (1985). As a result for housing designs, seismic specifications only need to be applied in category C (zone III) such as: Maximum building height is 2 stories plus attic, maximum free wall span 5.0 m, maximum floor-to-floor height 3.0 m and minimum wall thickness 0.35 m. The minimum dimensions for masonry in corners (230 mm), piers (450 mm) and maximum percentage of openings (46% in ground floor and 37% in first story) are more generous than in Nepal, due to the restricted application in zone III only. Tirana: Institute of Construction Technology Studies. It was already noted in 1977 that “a review of the earthquake codes of various countries shows that much of the information is empirically based and not theoretically derived. As the process of shaping is time-consuming and costly, Ashlar is not often used for rural and remote construction in developing countries. Gazzetta Ufficiale del Regno d’Italia n.212 del 1 Settembre 1884, Rome. It is further recommended to structure the national codes for non-engineered techniques in such a way, that all the necessary information is compiled in just one document, with step-by-step explanations of the various procedures of design and execution of the technique. It is therefore proposed to internationally adopt “NRM,” which stands for Nominally Reinforced Masonry, as an additional masonry category. Available online at: (accessed September 12, 2020). This section describes the historic background and analyzes the current possibilities and limitations of rubble stone masonry, following the criteria as described in this chapter. SNiP I-A.1 (1955). Medvedev, S., and Sponheuer, W. (1969). SFRY-39/64 (1964). This can be further subdivided as uncoursed, coursed, random, dry, polygonal and bint. The mortar mix should follow a specific standard for the proper bonding between the joints of Course Rubble Masonry. Decreto n.41658 - Safety Regulation of Constructions Against Earthquakes (in Portuguese). E.100 (2012). West Conshohocken, PA: ASTM International. Nurtaev, B. Code of Practice for Earthquake Resistant Construction of Buildings. This paper compares and summarizes design specifications and construction requirements, with a specific focus on “nominally reinforced rubble stone masonry (NRM) with cement mortar and wooden diaphragms in seismic areas.” Currently, the technique is only allowed and described in some detail in the codes of Nepal, India, China, Tajikistan, Georgia, Iran and Croatia. Tajikistan is extremely mountainous, with mountains covering 93% of its surface, of which more than half are situated above 3,000 m. Centrally located are the Pamir Mountains and all borders are surrounded by mountain ranges, such as the Hindu Kush with Afghanistan, Tian Shan with China, the Alay Mountains with Kyrgyzstan, and the Turkestan Range with Uzbekistan. The main mountain ranges of the Middle East are shown in Figure 3. Figure 3. Roughly one-third of Armenia’s dwellings are in the rural and mountainous areas. Currently, the application of nominally reinforced rubble stone masonry (NRM) with cement mortar and wooden diaphragms in seismic areas, is only mentioned in the national codes of 15 countries in the world. NBE-FL-90 (1991). C. Zhong, and Assist. May 5, 2017 - Explore CuteMM's board "Rubble masonry", followed by 130 people on Pinterest. Regulations for Design of Buildings and Engineering Structures in the Seismic Regions of Bulgaria (in Bulgarian). It is further observed that types of stone masonry and stone properties are seldom clearly described in the codes. New Delhi: Indian Standards Institution. (2018). Ordinance on Temporary Technical Regulations for Construction in Seismic Regions (in Serbo-Croatian). Regio Decreto Legge n. 2105 del 22/11/1937 (in Italian). Guideline of Avoiding the Earthquake Danger for Primary and Middle Schools (in Chinese). The Typology of the Residential Building Stock in Albania and the Modelling of its Low-Carbon Transformation. - Rubble is manually broken stone and is a non uniform shape that available in size of 250 mm to 300 mm (10 to 12) or size as per client requirement. Since the 1981 edition (SNiP II-7-81∗, 1989) until today just 2 categories remain, with strengths over 180 kPa and between 180 and 120 kPa. Prof. T. Miller (US-based codes), Y. Vorfolomeyeva (all Russian-based codes), Dr. J. Nizomov (Tajikistan), Assoc. (2012). Ankara: Yeni Cezaevi Printing House. 17:1750074. doi: 10.1142/S0219455417500742. Design Standards, with Amendments (in Russian). After the destructive El Asnam earthquake in 1980, Algeria published its first national and mandatory seismic code (RPA-81, 1981). The code further details specific connections between elements, stiffening of the roof structure, and laying patterns of the stones. Although figures were not found, it is expected that stone masonry is still practiced in the Tian Shan Mountain range at the border with China and the Alay and Turkestan ranges near Tajikistan, although to a lesser extent compared to Tajikistan. Regulations on Construction in Seismic Areas (in Russian). The masonry section about empirical design contains word-for-word copied sections of the Indian Standards IS:4326-1993 (1993) and IS:1905-1987 (1989), which are specifically meant for regular sized stones (Ashlar), and currently more than 30 years old. To understand the role of stone masonry in all (former) Russian territories, one needs to go back to the definitions in the earliest codes of the 1950s. I. Salukvadze (Georgia), Dr. A. Naderzadeh (Iran), Prof. P. Gülkan and MEng. Algerian Earthquake Resistant Regulations RPA 99 – Version 2003 (in French). The countries east of the Himalayas bordering China and extending further into Southeast Asia either have a low seismic risk, or rubble stone is not a common material for buildings, such as Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. All these recommendations are meant for residential buildings, as NBC 202 specifies that its rules do not apply for important buildings such as schools. China has developed a National Atlas of building designs, including a chapter with plans, sections and details of stone houses, that follow all the above-mentioned seismic design rules, material specifications and construction guidelines (08SG618-4, 2008). Improving Earthquake Resistance of Low Strength Masonry Buildings–Guidelines. Ankara: Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency. The length of a building between seismic gaps may not exceed 4 times its width, with a maximum spacing of cross-walls of 7 m. Dimensions of wall elements (l) next to openings (o) must conform to a ratio of l/h(o) > 0.5, which roughly amounts to 1,050 mm next to doors. Geneva: United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. Technical and Hygienic Standards Mandatory for Repairs, Reconstructions and New Construction of Public and Private Buildings in Places Hit by the Earthquake of December 28, 1908 (in Italian). To address all shortcomings, the paper recommends clear descriptions and terminology; the international adaption of NRM as a fourth masonry category; and the development of a stand-alone code specifically for this technique. BD-19/02 (1959). This is the roughest and cheapest type of masonry and is of varying appearance. Ashlar (/ ˈ æ ʃ l ər /) is finely dressed (cut, worked) stone, either an individual stone that was worked until squared or the structure built from it. In Spain, stone masonry has been used abundantly in the past, such as in the seismically active region of Andalucía. - Machine crushed rubble is also available having size of 0 to 150 mm or as per client requirement. Category 3 masonry must meet a minimum “ultimate axial tensile strength” of 60 kPa, and category 4 at least 30 kPa. The seismic rules apply to the design of buildings and structures at sites with seismicity of 7, 8, and 9 points, as defined on national seismic hazard maps that are based on the MSK-64 intensity scale (Medvedev and Sponheuer, 1969), although some countries have switched to a probabilistic seismic hazard analysis approach (Armenia, Kyrgyzstan). New Delhi: Bureau of Indian Standards. Between 2007 and 2012 the Dutch NGO Smart Shelter Foundation (SSF) built earthquake-resistant schools in rubble stone masonry in Nepal, and these buildings have survived the 2015 Gorkha earthquakes without any significant damage. Eurocode 8 – Design of Structures for Earthquake Resistance - Part 1: General Rules, Seismic Actions and Rules for Buildings – National Annex (in Croatian). Seismic Design of Buildings in Nepal (draft version). UBC-1997 (1997). Gazzetta Ufficiale n.324 del 22 Dicembre 1962, Rome. A plausible reason is summarized by one line in the seismic code of Costa Rica: “Historical constructions and monuments that have a cultural or historical value, many times are built with materials that are not commonly used today, such as adobe, bahareque and stone” (CSCR-2010, 2014). – Several countries where rubble stone masonry is still abundantly practiced, completely rule out the technique in their codes or have no codes in place. The Caucasus includes Russia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Armenia. Also, it is questionable whether sizes, dimensions and details for thinner brick walls can be freely interchanged with those for thicker rubble stone walls, as also observed in the Nepalese “non-engineered” codes (NBC 202:2015, 2015). On the other hand, Croatia, Slovenia and recently also Serbia (RS-89/2019, 2019) have fully adopted the Eurocodes; the latter two without anything specific in their annexes for stone masonry, thus only allowing Ashlar stone masonry. Built Environ. We wish to acknowledge everyone who has assisted with our search for the national seismic, masonry and building codes, and in particular C. Bodnar-Anderson, librarian of the NISEE-PEER Library. Temporary Construction Guidelines for Earthquake Regions (in Turkish). Table 1. The latter is prohibited for constructing buildings in seismic areas, and so are round river boulders. Greek code for Seismic Resistant Structures – EAK2000, with Amendments (in Greek). This chapter summarizes the design specifications for those countries that still allow the technique of rubble stone masonry buildings with cement mortar and wooden diaphragms in seismic areas. Provisional Technical Rules Applicable to Buildings in the Disaster Area of Agadir (in French). 1. Further, when constructing on rock soil, the design class goes down with one point from intensity zone 6 to 7, for which no seismic verification is required. MOJ Civil Eng. Concrete block masonry. Rural Population (% of Total Population) – Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan. Country Profiles on the Housing Sector, Tajikistan. In their latest code RPS-2000 (2011) rubble stone masonry with cement mortar is allowed in three techniques (URM, CM, RM), all with a maximum of 2 stories regardless of the seismic zoning. Around 70% of the population lives in rural and mountainous areas, where the main construction type consists of self-built single-family houses in stone or mud-bricks (UNECE, 2011). Construction in Seismic Areas. Although Albania has adopted Eurocode, these regulations are not yet implemented. GEM Technical Report 2018-01. “Evaluation and strengthening of public buildings after the Kamashi (Uzbekistan) earthquakes in 2000 and 2001,” in Proceedings of the 13th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, (Vancouver, BC: 13 WCEE Secretariat). IS:13828-1993 (2018). Beijing: Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of the People’s Republic of China. Horizontal bands must be included at 3 to 4 levels (always roof and lintel, plus gable band on masonry gables, plus plinth beam on soft soils) and vertical bars only at critical wall connections (and in jambs when openings exceed the recommended dimensions). Guidelines for Earthquake Resistant Design, Construction and Retrofitting of Buildings in Afghanistan. Construction Norms and Rules – Seismic Construction. Further, the minimum demand for daylight in classrooms is specified in the design regulation for rural school buildings (Construction Standard 109, 2008), recommending a minimum ratio of glass surface versus floor area of 1:6. M. Pantusheva (Bulgaria), Assist. It is reasoned that a limited amount of steel will not provide sufficient ductility in the thick walls. A final table summarizes all design requirements as dictated by the national codes in which stone masonry is currently still allowed. TJ 11-78 (1979). A 2003 governmental-issued construction manual estimated at the time that “more than 90% of the country’s building stock are non-engineered constructions, made of mud-bricks and stone” (MUDH, 2003). The main reason is to make a clear distinction between NRM and “truly” URM, next to RM and CM. Ordinance RD-02-20-2 (2012). 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