AIR engineers judged that most of the significant losses were sustained by unreinforced masonry structures.
What does URM stand for?
URM stands for Unreinforced Masonry
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- Undergraduate Research and Mentoring (various locations)
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- Unidad Residencial Montserrat (Madrid, Spain)
- Unified Records Management
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- Unified Resource Management
- Union Rescue Mission (Los Angeles, CA)
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- Urban Renaissance Man
- Urban Risk Management
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- Urgently Required Materials
- Urzad Rady Ministrow (Polish: The Office of the Council of Ministers)
- Uþsienio Reikalø Ministerija (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania)
- Ubiquitin-Related Modifier 1
- Underground Radioactive Materials Area
- University Research Magazine Association
- Upper Relevant Maximum Amount (corporate tax policy; UK)
Samples in periodicals archive:
This paper discusses the vulnerability functions developed for residential buildings, which are largely unreinforced masonry structures.
The historic structure, sometimes called the Acorn Building, was made of wood and unreinforced masonry, a type of construction no longer allowed under modern building codes.
The Code offers three options for design: * a rational approach for reinforced and unreinforced masonry based on the working stress design theory; * an empirical design approach based on simple rules and past practice; * prescriptive design rules for glass unit masonry and anchored veneers.
This broad category encompasses different construction types such as reinforced concrete, heavy steel, reinforced masonry, light steel, heavy timber and unreinforced masonry.
Engineering experts expect that the provisions already in the code for wind will make these additional requirements least onerous for buildings 10 to 38 stories in height); * Pipes for gas, steam and sprinkler systems will have to be braced diagonally at turns and other strategic locations; * Life safety equipment, such as sprinklers, fire alarms and communication systems, will have to be reinforced to ensure that such devices are in condition to provide a safe evacuation during an emergency; * Any mechanical equipment on roofs or setbacks will have to be more tightly secured to prevent horizontal movement during a seismic event; * Unreinforced masonry will no longer be allowed except for free-standing walls of no more than 6 feet in height.