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Earthquake-resistant construction of adobe buildings: a tutorial

  • Author:Blondet, Marcial; Greene, Marjorie (ed.)
  • Year of publication:2003
  • Type:Guidelines, standards, model (25 p.)
  • Language:English
  • 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.

Keywords

  • Themes:Education & School Safety, Structural Safety
  • Hazards:Earthquake
  • Countries/Regions:Americas

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/7354

 


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