Seismic-proof housing: reconstruction in rural areas

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Abstract

A robust solution for typical problems of developing countries is proposed here. It consists of a complete and coherent set of technical and organisational measures combined with provisions of technology transfer. The design system for individual housing is adapted to the socio-cultural acceptance, which ensures earthquake safety by a lightweight steel-framed body supported on an innovative base-isolation system. Earthquake-resistant design of low rise buildings; seismic isolated structures; structural rehabilitation, strengthening and retrofit of existing buildings and sustainable construction materials are of particular interest.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThird International I-Rec Conference, Post-disaster reconstruction: Meeting stakeholder interests
Place of PublicationFlorence, Italy
PublisherFirenze University Press
Pages335-341
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - May 2006
EventThird International I-Rec Conference, Post-disaster reconstruction: Meeting stakeholder interests - Florence, Italy
Duration: 1 May 2006 → …

Conference

ConferenceThird International I-Rec Conference, Post-disaster reconstruction: Meeting stakeholder interests
Period1/05/06 → …

Keywords

  • affordability
  • developing-countries
  • indigenous materials
  • public awareness

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    Eslimy-Isfahany, S. H. R., & Pegels, G. (2006). Seismic-proof housing: reconstruction in rural areas. In Third International I-Rec Conference, Post-disaster reconstruction: Meeting stakeholder interests (pp. 335-341). Firenze University Press.