TITLE

AND THE WALLS DIDN'T COME TUMBLING DOWN

AUTHOR(S)
Tresilian, David
PUB. DATE
December 2000
SOURCE
UNESCO Sources;Dec2000, Issue 129, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Clarifies the misconception that traditional masonry technique was unsafe compared to modern reinforced concrete, in structural engineering. Advantages offered by traditional building techniques in earthquake-prone areas; Overview on the special seismic properties of vernacular architecture; Overview on the evolution of the traditional masonry technique of construction.
ACCESSION #
4044886

 

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