SRP is developing peer-reviewed guidelines for the implementation of retrofitting designs and techniques for potential inclusion into the Peruvian National Building Code and application throughout Latin America.

These guidelines will then be developed into a technical manual for site managers. This manual will guide the implementation of retrofitting techniques and principles as well as maintenance practices, which together form the basis of preventive approaches to the conservation of earthen historic buildings in seismic areas.

Through wider dissemination of the project and SRP-designed retrofitting techniques, the project will reduce earthquake damage while advancing the conservation of similar earthen structures in the region, in Latin America, and in other parts of the world.

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