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Seismic protection for the new teaching hospital in Pointe-à-Pitre

March 2020 - France

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Seismic protection for the new teaching hospital in Pointe-à-Pitre
Seismic protection for the new teaching hospital in Pointe-à-Pitre

Given the hospital’s location in a Level 5 seismic zone (the highest level), the Freyssinet (Soletanche Freyssinet/ VINCI Construction) teams have designed a system which, in the event of a severe earthquake, will enable the buildings to withstand a displacement of 40 cm and continue functioning for more than 72 hours. They have supplied 212 ISOSISM PS (Pendulum System) isolators for this purpose, manufactured in Freyssinet’s FPC plant in Italy.