ERIC Number: ED158920
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Cyclone-Resistant Rural Primary School Construction - A Design Guide. Educational Building Report 7.
Sinnamon, Ian T.; Loo, G. A. van't
One of a series of documents on design of disaster-resistant buildings, this publication treats construction of rural primary schools to resist destruction by wind and water from cyclones. Also appropriate for other buildings, material is aimed at rural primary schools because they are less likely to be professionally designed or supervised; the premise is that the schools should be safe not only for the children, but also as a place of community refuge. The guide contains more than 40 design drawings and 14 photographs taken in Bangladesh after the 1970 cyclone. Following an introduction and brief discussion of building styles, the guide is organized into six major sections: (1) nature of wind and water threats--wind and tropical storms, how environment affects wind, wind loads; (2) selection and use of site--vegetation, windbreaks, seasons, flooding, storm surge; (3) roofs--slopes, shape, flat roofs, overhangs and canopies, timber framing, cyclone-resisting connections, roof sheeting, purlins and trusses, roof to wall; (4) walls and foundations--framed walls, masonry walls, wall openings, wooden shutters, fixing of frames, foundations; (5) deterioration of materials and fixings--timbers, concrete, metal, detachable elements; (6) emergency measures to protect buildings from strong wind and water. More than 30 references are cited. (RS)
Descriptors: Air Flow, Building Design, Construction Materials, Design Requirements, Elementary Schools, Guides, Roofing, Rural Schools, School Construction, School Safety, Weather, Windows
UNIPUB, Box 433, Murray Hill Station, New York, N.Y. 10016
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and Oceania.
Identifiers: Asia; Natural Disasters