MARCH 2019

We have now done the first test in the Beca Leonardoframework, funded by the BBVA Foundation. Everything worked out perfectly and the building’s behaviour was practically identical to the predictions of the advanced numerical models.

We are particularly pleased with the performance of the “collapsible column” fitted with three hinges, including a central hinge that could be unblocked to simulate a sudden column removal.

The second test is now being prepared in which the behaviour of infill walls will be studied after the failure of a corner column.