• Posts Tagged ‘Earth Quakes’

    How to make a small Building Earthquake resistance

    by  • April 9, 2014 • Building Construction, EarthQuake • 0 Comments

    Building planning

    Steps to Improve the Earthquake Resistance of a small Building……..  The earthquake resistance of small buildings may be increased by taking some precautions and measures in site selections, building planning and constructions as explained below: 1. Site Selection for small buildings: The building constructions should be avoided on (a) Near unstable embankments (b) On...

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    How do Brick Masonry Houses Behave during Earthquakes?

    by  • February 9, 2013 • Construction Information, EarthQuake • 0 Comments

      Behaviour of Brick Masonry Walls Masonry buildings are brittle structures and one of the most vulnerable of the entire building stock under strong earthquake shaking. The large number of human fatalities in such constructions during the past earthquakes in India corroborates this. Thus, it is very important to improve the seismic behaviour of...

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    Importance of Seismic Design Codes

    by  • February 9, 2013 • EarthQuake, Indian Code, Indian Standard Codes • 0 Comments

    Learning Earthquake Design and Construction 11. What are the Indian Seismic Codes? Ground vibrations during earthquakes cause forces and deformations in structures. Structures need to be designed to withstand such forces and deformations. Seismic codes help to improve the behaviour of structures so that they may withstand the earthquake effects without significant loss of...

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    Concrete-crushing tech: Turning debris into reusable building material

    by  • November 20, 2012 • concrete, Editorial, Green Buildings • 0 Comments

    Transforming demolition debris from the Dallas Fort Worth Connector project into usable building material not only saves the state money but has a positive environmental impact. NorthGate Constructors’ concrete-crushing plant chews up 200 tons of debris per hour and has saved more than $2 million on the Connector, said Kristen Schropp, spokeswoman for NorthGate....

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    Technology to detect life trapped under debris

    by  • February 26, 2011 • EarthQuake • 0 Comments

    Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has developed a special technology to detect human beings trapped under the debris of buildings after earth quakes or land slides. “It is called Acoustic Life Detector or Sanjeevani. It uses highly sensitive acoustic sensors and audio signals to listen to the low frequency sounds from below the...

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