posted on May, 20 2011 @ 11:28 AM
reply to post by Calender
People keep doing this , building on flood plains, and it happens all over the world. The need for space is for some reason, considered more
important than how long lived a dwelling or structure would be, when placed in such an area.
I think that in modern society, and specificaly in space limited nations like mine, the answer to building towns and or cities on flood plains should
be simple. When a new building is put up , all its doors and windows should be presure sealable , and the bulding should be built with air nozzles and
pumps in the attic to pump in air from above, and re circulate the air inside the property.
Furthermore, buildings in these locations should be built in the geodesic method, which would render the building stronger and less likely to be torn
off its moorings by the flood. Of course , speaking of foundations, these would have to be deeper than a philosophy lecture taken by Socrates and the
Buddha, heavier than a Metallica concert , and very strong, but these things are not beyond the bounds of possibility. Crucialy, if a way cannot be
found to combine these structural requirements affordably , then new builds in these locations should be banned.