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Earthquake-resistant construction of adobe buildings: a tutorial


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.


Format Printed documents
Sub-format Guidelines, standards, model
Number of pages/running time 25 p.

Target audiences


Group: Trainers/Teachers/Facilitators


Group: Adults

Sub-group: Skills or vocational training (including masons, search and rescue, first aid)

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  • Year of publication 2003
  • Author(s) Blondet, Marcial; Greene, Marjorie (ed.)
  • Language(s) English
  • Price Unknown

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