Case Studies On The Restoration And Retrofitting Of Heritage Churches And Buildings In The Philippines

Author: Roy Anthony C. Luna, MSCE, Edgardo P. Kasilag II, MTM, Mary Grace Casuncad, Francis Bernales, Rodora C. Perez, Josephine Razon

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Having been a Spanish colony for more than 300 years, and being occupied by the Americans for around 40 years, heritage churches and buildings have been part of the landscape not just in the capital city of Manila, but in various towns and cities in the Philippines.

In the past 10 years, with the publication of more stringent seismic design codes and standards, the preservation and retrofit of several heritage churches and historic buildings has become imperative. Moreover, some buildings were actually damaged by recent earthquakes, necessitating repair and rehabilitation.

This paper presents case studies for the rehabilitation and retrofitting of a few heritage buildings and churches in Manila and in the island-province of Bohol – with emphasis on the necessary ground improvement works and foundation retrofit.


ICSMGE 2021 Sydney, Australia (postponed to 2022)

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