Proposal implemented to continue with the development of system identification techniques to determine changes in structural behavior of buildings, by damage effect caused by an earthquake, or by changes realized in reconstruction or reinforcement works. Additionally, it was planned to bring this methodology toward the identification of geologic risk aspects of land masses where important engineering works are settled. This new field is very wide in Tijuana because of its topographic, structural and stratigraphic soil characteristics in which the urban zone is settled. Furthermore, the knowledge generated by the study of buildings and soil masses was proposed to be taken to ITT and CICESE classrooms through a collaboration agreement to develop a joint Master Sciences in Building and Soil.
Also a proposal was sent to the Municipality to begin with the Seismic Microzonation of Tijuana in collaboration with UCSD and it was completed. Finally, this methodology and results were used in the Pacific Belt Scientific Program, with the project “Seismic vulnerability evaluation of school buildings in Mexico, Costa Rica and Peru”, with Dr. Jorge F. Meneses-Loja as I.P. by UCSD and the UNESCO project : “Natural Disasters Reduction
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