WHAT HAPPENS DURING AN EARTHQUAKE?
The loss of the support, by slipping or overturning, of the horizontal structures from the support elements is one of the most frequent causes of damage and/or collapse of the prefabricated buildings in reinforced and prestressed reinforced concrete; this phenomenon occurs due to the lack or ineffectiveness of mechanical constraints between elements such as:
■ cover – beam
■ beam – pillar
■ beam and pillar structure – infil