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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Spanish researchers design an earthquake resistant house

Website Science Daily report that researchers at the Universidad Polit├ęcnica de Madrid have successfully tested a new system to build earthquake resistant houses for the third world.

The houses use pre-fabricated steel trusses that are light and easy to install by hand. The floors and walls can then be built with local materials including brick and block.

The prototypes are very small but may be capable of being scaled up. Something that could be modified for use in the greater Christchurch area? Something that could be modified for those who don’t intend leaving the Red Zone?

The article is here.

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