In the world of construction, building design is a major consideration prior to construction. Often when a disaster come like an earthquake, buildings reduced and crushed to rubble. There are also times when the magnitude of an earthquake is below 6 Richter scale the damage is not so significant but leaves damages which cost millions of dollars. To deal with this now the engineers have developed anti-earthquake wall and windows that will not be broken or damaged due to movement of a sudden earthquake.
The technique used by engineers is to increase the capacity of the track frame of the window by adding glass panels that are not in contact with the corner of the window frame. In this case, the two structures are blended with a fuse and a gap between the frame and the wall is added to allow several movements.
We can not predict the arrival of a natural disaster like an earthquake whose impact is even greater. The amount of damage caused by natural disasters remind us to always be vigilant and to develop techniques to minimize the impact. Natural disasters that occurred on the island of Samoa and Indonesia remind us of this. Hundreds of thousands of people were killed and damage to infrastructure were tremendous. To overcome this, we must find ways to minimize the disaster even though we know that there is nothing we can do to prevent any natural disasters in the future. Here are some concepts that you can make a guide for your safety in facing natural disaster:
Earthquake resistant housing is made in China and featured in Ordos 100 and designed by architects from HHF. In this building there is a concrete core and the outer wall that become the separator plate of each floor of this house. The house is to be earthquake resistant as supported by two structure of concrete stairs to the top.
Styrofoam or polystyrene foam has been developed as the basic material of this igloo-shaped house. The house is predicted to withstand hurricanes and earthquakes as well as anti-termite and most importantly, does not rust hence making it a perfect choice. Replica of this house is now available in the United States while the original was made by Japan Dome House Co. Ltd. in Japan.
In addition to the type of house that has been mentioned above, there is also a house with disc-shaped UFO that can rotate with the energy from the sun.
This house can be rotated in the direction facing the sun directly in order to get a supply of energy. Sunlight is absorbed and used efficiently. The house is an example of environmentally friendly homes and resistant to earthquakes and hurricanes, the house is insulated with cork and made of wood. The Houses of this type are now available in the USA and designed by Solaleva.