International Resources

Innovations Journal
Fall 2010

Build Earthquake-Resistant Houses in Haiti

An essay by Dr. Elizabeth Hausler Strand on the Build Change homeowner-driven model in Haiti.

Long-term Change in Construction Practice Through Post-Earthquake Reconstructions
Presented at: 1st International Conference on Urban Disaster Reduction. January 17 – 20, 2005, Kobe, Japan.
Housing Reconstruction and Retrofitting After the 2001 Kachchh, Gujarat Earthquake
Presented at: 13th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering. August 1-6, 2004, Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Paper No. 1723

China

Build Change Handbook “Security Rebuild Manual”.

Includes a design guideline for low-rise confined masonry buildings and common construction problems and how to solve them.

Available in English (EN) and Mandarin Chinese (MA):

Security Rebuild Manual (EN) (1.35MB)

Security Rebuild Manual (MA) (2.5MB)

Indonesia

Timber with Masonry Infill or Confined Masonry

You Can Keep Your Family Safe From Earthquakes: How to Build Strong and Sturdy Houses (2009).

Includes common problems and how to solve them, simple pictures and graphics, the three C’s for safe construction, (configuration, connections and construction quality), and minimum standards for safe construction.

Build Change Handbook (2009) (EN) (15MB)

Build Change Handbook (2009) (Bahasa Indonesia) (15MB)

Confined Masonry

Timber

Nepal

Masonry Construction

Nepal Housing Reconstruction Program Technical Detail for Progressive Expansion Provision for Stone Masonry in Cement Mortar (2015)

Includes general considerations when expanding onto a building both horizontally and vertically.

Nepal Housing Reconstruction Program Technical Detail for Progressive Expansion Provision for Brick Masonry in Cement Mortar (2015)

Includes general considerations when expanding onto a building both horizontally and vertically.

Philippines

Wood Frame or Masonry Construction

You can keep your family safe from Earthquakes and Typhoons (2016)

Includes common problems and how to solve them, simple pictures and graphics, the three C’s for safe construction, (configuration, connections and construction quality), and minimum standards for safe construction.