- Author:Blondet, Marcial; Greene, Marjorie (ed.)
- Year of publication:2003
- Type:Guidelines, standards, model (25 p.)
- Audience:Trainers/Teachers/Facilitators, Adults - Skills or vocational training (including masons, search and rescue, first aid)
- Location:UNISDR, Geneva
Adobe mud blocks are one of the oldest and most widely used building materials. Use of these sun-dried blocks dates back to 8000 B.C. (Houben and Guillard 1994). The use of adobe is very common in some of the world’s most hazard-prone regions, traditionally across Latin America, Africa, Indian subcontinent and other parts of Asia, Middle East and Southern Europe.
- Themes:Education & School Safety, Structural Safety