ERIC Number: ED299674
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Protection of Educational Buildings against Earthquakes. A Manual for Designers and Builders. Educational Building Report 13.
Arya, A. S.
This manual presents, in illustrated form, the protective measures needed to save educational buildings from the effects of earthquakes. The information may be used at the community level as a guide to the construction of earthquake resistant educational buildings. Primarily, the manual deals with the construction techniques used for school buildings, student hostels, and teachers' houses built of traditional materials--brick, stone masonry, wood, and adobe. The manual covers the following material: (1) where earthquakes occur and how they damage buildings; (2) design of new educational buildings; and (3) strengthening of existing buildings. Numerous figures and tables are included and two appendixes provide the international earthquake intensity scale and seismic zoning maps of some Asian and Pacific countries. Ten references are included. (SI)
Descriptors: Building Design, Earthquakes, Educational Facilities Design, Emergency Programs, Facility Requirements, Natural Disasters, Seismology
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Geographic; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific.