Edited by Mary Hardy, Claudia Cancino, and Gail Ostergram
186 pages

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Part of the Earthen Architecture Initiative

During this three-day colloquium, a group of professionals with expertise in earthen conservation, materials science, construction, building standards, and earthquake engineering gathered to discuss the current state of knowledge and the challenges of preserving our earthen cultural heritage in active seismic zones. This publication contains a selection of papers presented at the colloquium, as well as several later submissions by participants.

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Foreword by Timothy P. Whalen. Page ix. (PDF, 1p., 273KB)
Acknowledgments. Pages xv–xvi. (PDF, 2pp., 324KB)

Part One: Research and Testing
Daniel Torrealva, Julio Vargas Neumann, and Marcial Blondet
Earthquake Resistant Design Criteria and Testing of Adobe Buildings at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. Pages 3–10. (PDF, 8pp., 716KB)
Mohammad Shariful Islam and Kazuyoshi Iwashita
Seismic Response of Fiber-Reinforced and Stabilized Adobe Structures. Pages 11–22. (PDF, 12pp., 1.3MB)
Dominic M. Dowling and Bijan Samali
Low-Cost and Low-Tech Reinforcement Systems for Improved Earthquake Resistance of Mud Brick Buildings. Pages 23–33. (PDF, 11pp., 1.1MB)
E. Leroy Tolles
Getty Seismic Adobe Project Research and Testing Program. Pages 34–41. (PDF, 8pp., 508KB)

Part Two: Building Codes and Standards

Julio Vargas Neumann, Marcial Blondet, and Nicola Tarque
The Peruvian Building Code for Earthen Buildings. Pages 45–51. (PDF, 8pp., 864KB)
Part Three: Case Studies

Patricia Navarro Grau, Julio Vargas Neumann, and Maribel Beas
Seismic Retrofitting Guidelines for the Conservation of Doctrinal Chapels on the Oyón Highlands in Peru. Pages 135–143. (PDF, 9pp., 1.2MB)

Part Four: Getty Seismic Adobe Project Implementation

John M. Barrow, Douglas Porter, Stephen Farneth, and E. Leroy Tolles
Evolving Methodology in Seismic Retrofit: Stabilizing the Las Flores Adobe. Pages 165–173. (PDF, 9pp., 812KB)
Appendix A: Steering Committees. Page 179. (PDF, 1p., 268KB)
Appendix B: Colloquium Participants. Pages 180–182. (PDF, 3pp., 300KB)
Contributors. Pages 183–186. (PDF, 4pp., 328KB)

How to Cite this Work
Hardy, Mary, Claudia Cancino, and Gail Ostergren, eds. 2009. Proceedings of the Getty Seismic Adobe Project 2006 Colloquium: Getty Center, Los Angeles, April 11-13, 2006. Los Angeles, CA: Getty Conservation Institute. http://hdl.handle.net/10020/gci_pubs/gsap