Disaster Resistant Building

Disaster means occurrence of uncontrolled, painful and serious conditions. There are various natural disasters like:
Earthquakes
Volcanic eruptions
Cyclones
Fire
Landsliding
Tsunami (a long high sea wave generated by an earthquake)
Flood.
Earthquakes, cyclone and fire needs special considerations in building design and construction since they are more frequent, widespread and more disastrous. In this chapter this aspect of building design and constructions are discussed.


Disaster Resistant Buildings

—–20.1 Earthquakes Resistant Buildings
—–20.2 Types of Earthquakes
—–20.3 Terminology
—–20.4 Magnitude and Intensity
—–20.5 Seismograph
—–20.6 I.S: Codes on Earthquake Resistant Building Design
—–20.7 Improving Earthquake Resistance of Small Buildings
—–20.8 Improving Earthquake Resistance of Tall Buildings
—–20.9 Cyclone Resistant Buildings
—–20.10 Fire Resistant Building

Disaster Management and Planning

—–21.1 Disaster Prevention Strategy
—–21.2 Early Warning System
—–21.3 Disaster Preparedness
—–21.4 Disaster Mitigation
—–21.5 Disaster Rescue and Relief Measures
—–21.6 Disaster Resettlement, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction

Indian Standard Codes

—–22.1 IS Codes for Building Design
—–22.2 IS Codes for Building Materials and Construction

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