Stiffening screens through the enclosures themselves
In many cases, structural engineering must take into account external factors, such as earthquakes or hurricanes, which can have a decisive impact on the design and strength of structures.
In this regard, Juan Manuel Orquín (Project Manager of Engineering departmen in Secin Group and professor at the Polytechnic University of Madrid) and Israel López Campillo (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid) propose an effective structural model solution already applied in a school Of Port-au-Prince (Haiti), that resists this type of solicitations, besides being an economic alternative and of easy execution in countries with the same characteristics that Haiti in terms of resources, labor and budget.
Said proposal consists of considering certain closing cloths of a conventional structured structure, such as stiffening screens. The system is extrapolable to any type of building, hence also the interest that this proposal can have in social housing.