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Since establishing its Mexican subsidiary in 2013 – exactly 50 years after the company was founded in 1963 – mageba has already earned a strong reputation there as a reliable supplier of high-quality structural protection devices. This is illustrated by the number of impressive, successfully completed projects to date, in Mexico City alone, that involved the supply of RESTON®SA shock absorbers – including the Telmex Lerma Building, the Ministry of Economy’s Executive Tower, the Cibeles Tower and the Cuauhtemoc 947 Building.
The latest addition to the list is the Periferico 428 building, which is currently being constructed in the city. The building development includes two main towers with approximately 700 apartments as well as commercial areas and underground parking. To optimise the structural design while complying with the city’s seismic protection codes, RESTON®SA dampers were used. These were designed with an alpha value of 0.1 and a maximum displacement capacity of +/- 50 mm, and for forces of between 600 and 1400 kN. Following fabrication and testing in Shanghai, they have now been delivered to site – marked with the CE label, attesting to the quality of their design, fabrication and testing.
RESTON®SA is just one of mageba’s wide range of seismic protection devices, which also includes RESTON®STU shock transmission units, RESTON®PSD preloaded spring dampers, and a comprehensive selection of seismic isolators such as RESTON®PENDULUM curved surface slider bearings, LASTO®LRB lead rubber bearings and LASTO®HDRB high damping rubber bearings. Each of these has a role to play in protecting structures from earthquakes, depending on the structure’s design and circumstances, and selecting the optimal solution for any particular project requires a level of specialist knowledge that most engineers don’t possess. And that is what we are here for. As summarised by mageba’s mission statement: “We offer protection for structures, competent advice, expertise and service”. So contact us any time you have a project involving a building – or a bridge – that could benefit from the use of seismic protection devices. Whether in Mexico City or anywhere else around the world, we are there for you.
Building designer: WSP DE MEXICO
Contractor: Inmobiliaria IHM S.A. de C.V.
Owner: Inmobiliaria IHM S.A. de C.V.