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 **Additional comments section 2:** When separated from adjacent buildings, the typical distance from a neighboring building is 0.20 meters. **Additional comments section 2:** When separated from adjacent buildings, the typical distance from a neighboring building is 0.20 meters.
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 +==== 3. Buildings Process ====
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 +^Structural Element ​ ^Building Material (s)  ^Comment (s)  |
 +|Wall/​Frame ​ |Concrete|fc= 30 MPa|
 +|Foundations ​ |Concrete|fc= 25 MPa|
 +|Floors ​ |Concrete|fc= 25 MPa|
 +|Roof  |Concrete|fc= 25 MPa|
 +|Other ​ |||
 +=== Design Process ===
 +
 +**Who is involved with the design process?:** Engineer or Architect
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 +**Roles of those involved in the design process::** Local building codes require that a project be designed by a registered engineer. Architects are in charge of the building space distribution and of fulfilling the owners requirements. Usually architects hire structural engineers for the design and construction of buildings.
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 +**Expertise of those involved in the design::​** ​
 +
 +=== Construction Process ===
 +
 +**Who typically builds this construction type?** Other
 +
 +**Roles of those involved in the building process:** Typically this construction type is built by developers.
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 +**Expertise of those involved in building process:​** ​
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 +**Construction process and phasing:** RC buildings for residential construction in Mexico is mostly constructed by developers. Depending on the type of soil, excavations for foundations is carried out with several types of excavator machineries. Ready-mix concrete is usually supplied for construction of these buildings. The construction of this type of housing takes place incrementally over time. Typically, the building is originally designed for its final constructed size.
 +
 +**Construction issues:​** ​
 +
 +=== Building Codes and Standards ===
 +
 +**Is this construction type address by codes/​standards?​** Yes
 +
 +**Applicable codes or standards:​** There is not a national building code and only few local codes are available; therefore, a number of regions in Mexico do not have building codes. In those cases some adaptations of the Mexico City building code are used. This code covers RC design and in most parts is based on the ACI 318 code. In some regions of the country where there is no local building code, the ACI 318 code is mostly followed. In Mexico City, the title of the current building code is "​Reglamento de Construcciones del Distrito Federal"​ (Federal District Building Code). The year the first code/​standard addressing this type of construction issued was In Mexico City the first code provisions were issued in 1920 and the 1942 building code for Mexico City was the first that had seismic provisions. The most recent building code for Mexico City was released in 2004.
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 +**Process for building code enforcement:​** Building has to be designed by code requirements and plans need to be approved by a registered engineer. Plans are submitted to a code enforcement agency. However, usually the structural design is not reviewed by these agencies. It is assumed that the structural design is a responsibility only of the registered engineer. Building permits in Mexico City are granted by the local agency. In other parts of the country where there are local building codes these permits are granted by the corresponding local code enforcement agency. After the permit is granted, the code enforcement agency usually does not send inspectors to the construction site.
  
  
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