Seismic base isolators for buildings are a great alternative to traditional ones. They provide a better control of spread and seismic damage in civil structures, which means higher levels of security in structural and non-structural contents.
These systems are the best option to meet the need of high levels of security and post seism performance. This is especially important when we work with indispensable structures such as schools, hospitals, police and firemen stations…
These seismic base isolators separate a structure (building/bridge) from ground movements during an earthquake. This way, the incoming vibration energy caused by the earthquake is reduced. Furthermore, seismic base isolators are able to return the structure to its initial point after the earthquake.
Seismic Base Isolators can be used in the construction of new structures or to improve existent ones’ resistance against seismic forces. LASTO-LRB elastomeric base isolators work as standard deformation support. Therefore, they are especially suitable to small structures where the separate installation of support and protection systems is not possible.
RESTON-PENDULUM base isolators, on the other hand, are used together with shock absorbers or horizontal forces supports. They work as supports that transmit vertical forces and allow movements and rotations. The best advantage of this base isolators is they are fire-resistant.
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