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Introduction

Building should be constructed to with stand natural disasters like earthquakes; landslides; cyclones and floods because building collapse during these disasters cause the maximum damage to people and property.

 

Earthquakes

Buildings should be made strong enough to withstand the shaking of the ground.

 

 

Landslides

Landslides cause damage to houses built on mountain slopes. Soil reinforcement using geo-synthetic materials is necessary to safe guard building during a landslide.

 

 
Landslide in Western Austria

 

Cyclone
Buildings in cyclone prone areas should be built to withstand the onslaught of the wind force.

 

 
Andhra Pradesh Cyclone 1979

 

Floods


Elevated houses are the best solutions in flood prone areas.

 

 
Patna Floods





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