The proposal made by public sector employers will update the structural safety standards for bridges, dams and minor works, and includes guidelines for reinforcing existing works.
Twelve public and private entities are preparing a code to mandate the construction of earthquake-resistant buildings, for its submission to Congress this year.
"It is important to have a building code that integrates all the rules of planning, design, construction, materials, quality control, monitoring, and for its application to be made obligatory" said Luis Alvarez, CEO of Institute of Cement and Concrete of Guatemala (ICCG) to s21.com.gt .
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Phone: (507) 217-2711 - (507) 6616-6778
We manufacture Eco-Bloques and Eco-Pavers. Eco-Bloques are made from native soil with less than 10% cement. 3 times harder and 3 times better insulating than a cement block wall.
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