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dc.creatorRaymond, Loren A.
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-25T18:11:56Z
dc.date.available2017-03-25T18:11:56Z
dc.date.issued1975
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/159970
dc.descriptionConstruction Techniques/Siting. (302.9) Construction Techniques/Earthquake. (302.7)en
dc.descriptionThe digital Cuny Archive was made available in part through funding assistance from USAID.en
dc.description.abstractLoss of life and property as a result of earthquakes can be significantly reduced through appropriate design and construction of structures on relatively safe sites. Structural-seismic factors, topographic factors, and lithologic factors should all be evaluated by a geologist and an engineer in the site selection process. Active faults, landslides, and poorly consolidated soils must be avoided as building sites. In developing countries, geologists and engineers are not always available for site selection, especially during post-disaster reconstruction. Paraprofessionals, trained by a knowledgeable instructor, may employ specific criteria designed to avoid major problem areas when professional geologists and engineers are not available for site selection. Although the selected sites may have deficiencies, a carefully employed site selection process should significantly reduce earthquake losses.en
dc.format.mediumElectronicen
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.language.isoes
dc.publisherINTERTECT
dc.titleSelecting Safe Building Sites in Seismically Active Areas of Developing Countries
dc.type.genreTechnical Reporten
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dc.format.digitalOriginreformatted digitalen


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