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Volume 4, Issue 4, July-August (2013), pp. 278-283
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SEISMIC EVALUATION & RETROFIT ASSESSMENT OF JLNM
HOSPITAL, RAINAWARI SRINAGAR
Javaid Ahmad1
1

Student, Department of Civil engineering, National Institute of Technology Srinagar

Abstract
Seismic evaluation has been a matter of concern for engineers since long. The structures constructed earlier have to be evaluated to check whether or not they meet the required seismic demands. Seismic evaluation is necessary to check any strengthening measures (retrofitting) required in the structure. The aim of this paper is to present the seismic evaluation report of a very old hospital in the Srinagar city. In addition some suitable retrofitting measures have been suggested so as to strengthen the hospital building and make it functional. There is a need to evaluate every such important structure that has got damaged overtime due to unexpected loads or natural disasters.
Keywords: Seismic retrofit, seismic evaluation, base shear, shear walls, unreinforced masonry, hazard assessment, Vulnerability
I.

INTRODUCTION

Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Hospital was initially a mission hospital and later on it was named as Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial (JLNM) hospital. The foundation stone of this hospital was laid in 1889. The superstructure work was started in October 1908 and the project was completed in
1936. The present condition of building is reflected in the photographs shown in the section to follow. This is one of the oldest hospitals in old city of Srinagar. As is mandatory, that these

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