This research was carried out to prove the hypothesis that
existing low-rise reinforced concrete-framed structures in
Cyprus are inadequate to sustain the probable seismic loads
likely to occur in the next few years and that strengthening
techniques can be identified that if carried out would reduce
the likelihood of catastrophic collapse. [Continues.]
A Master's Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Master of Philosophy at Loughborough University.