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Earthquake-Resistant Construction of Adobe Buildings: a Tutorial

World Housing Encyclopedia logoAdobe is one of the oldest and simplest method of construction in the world. It is also one of the most seismically vulnerable construction types, resulting in great loss of life when earthquakes happen in developing countries.

The tutorial gives simple instructions for improving the performance of new adobe construction and for the seismic protection of existing adobe buildings. The instructions are clearly explained with simple diagrams and drawings. 700kB

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