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Seismic isolation system design for the New Military Hospital (La Reina)

PROJECT NAME: Seismic isolation system design for the New Military Hospital (La Reina)

LOCATION: Santiago, Chile

USE: Hospital

FEATURE: 4 story + basement building with a surface of 50,000 m2.

YEAR BUILT: 2002-2003

SEISMIC PROTECTION SYSTEM TYPE: Seismic isolation

SYSTEM DESCRIPTION: 164 elastomeric isolators (50 of them with a lead core) were used at ceiling level in the basement, thus avoiding the construction of an additional slab.