MM Seismic Joints Protect New Hospitals in Chile From 8.4 Magnitude Earthquake
When project teams for Hospitals Maipú and La Florida near Santiago, Chile needed state-of-the art seismic joint solutions, MM was the obvious choice. Hospital Maipú incorporated Seismic Egress Portals, Seismic Recessed Wall and Seismic Roof Systems, while La Florida was outfitted with Seismic Moat Joints, all engineered to meet each project’s specific conditions & movement criteria.
Though each seismic system design was validated by independent third-party calculations, computer modeling and full-scale mock-ups, the recent 8.4 magnitude earthquake was the first real world test for these project-specific, custom fabricated seismic joint systems. The results? MM Seismic Joints performed exactly as designed, accommodating severe multi-directional seismic movement without failure or disruption to hospital operations. Want to learn more about the expansion joint technology utilized by Hospitals Maipú and La Florida? Visit this video link for a video explaining how the engineers of MM Systems have solved complex seismic joint movements for this and other projects.
Project: METROPOLITAN HOSPITAL LA FLORIDA DR. ELOISA DIAZ INSUNZA, SANTIAGO DE CHILE
Project: EL CARMEN DR. LUIS VALENTIN FERRADA OF MAIPU, SANTIAGO, DE CHILE
Contractor: SANJOSE Constructora
Architect: BBATS Consulting & Projects, SLP
Engineers: GSJ Solutions
Expansion Joint Manufacturer: MM Systems Corporation, Atlanta
Customer: AEC Systems, Santiago, Chile