In a comment on the paper of Pinzón, Pujades, Diaz, and Alva (2018), Reinoso et al. (2019) discuss two important issues. The first one points toward directionality effects, which Pinzón, Pujades, Diaz, and Alva (2018) indicated as the most likely cause of the collapse of a single building in a multifamily complex belonging to the Civil Service Social Security and Services Institute (ISSSTE) in the Tlalpan borough in Mexico City. Reinoso et al. (2019) dispute this conclusion and claim that the main causes for the collapse were structural changes (structural walls were removed) that weakened the strength of the...

You do not currently have access to this article.