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Philippines: Plans to construct more quake-resilient school buildings

17 Feb 2017, PIA, Philippines - gov

The Philippines' Department of Education and the Department of Public Works and Highways are planning the execution construction of new school buildings, following on the latest codes, to make schools physically resilient. The buildings are designed to withstand strong winds and major earthquakes. The structural component of the building such as footing, columns, and beams are made bigger.