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Earthquake Protection for Poor People's Houses

Earthquake Protection for Poor People's Houses

Adopting the sophisticated building regulations of the developed world in poor countries has ...
Rebuilding in the Aftermath of an Earthquake

Rebuilding in the Aftermath of an Earthquake

Taking local construction practices, skills, and needs into account when creating new settlements ...
Seismic Resistant Retrofitting for Buildings

Seismic Resistant Retrofitting for Buildings

Earthquakes can be the single most devastating natural event, with many lives claimed due to ...

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