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Originally posted by buddha
In England we build home from Bricks !
its true... and more thank just one.
some times 3 bricks thick.
and we Dont have earth quacks and tornados.
maybe thats why?
why do americans build cheap wood homes
that keep geting blone away?edit on 23-5-2011 by buddha because: (no reason given)
Masonry buildings are brittle structures and one of the most vulnerable of the entire building stock under strong earthquake shaking. The large number of human fatalities in such constructions during the past earthquakes in India corroborates this. Thus, it is very important to improve the seismic behaviour of masonry buildings. A number of earthquake-resistant features can be introduced to achieve this objective.