Email sent to Jean Baptiste Thevard

Bonjour Monsieur Jean Baptiste Thevard, J'ai récemment aidé un ami à construire une maison Greb et je prévois de construire une maison Greb à Puivert en France. J'ai le livre…

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Further seismic (sismique) research

Seismic consultant in Pacific Northwest Name: BJ Cure ( structural engineer focused on improving earthquake resilience in the Pacific Northwest ). Can be contacted at bjcure@cascadiarisk.com http://www.bjcure.com/ His company is…

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Earth bag construction in Nepal (seismic resistance)

An interesting article on how earthbag houses stand in Earthquakes proven from Nepal. https://www.engineeringforchange.org/news/build-earthbag-structure-seismic-zone/ And http://www.naturalbuildingblog.com/seismic-resistant-gravel-bag-foundations/

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How to Reinforce a Wood-Framed House in a Seismic Zone

Some info here which gives some info about securing the two floors together under the heading, "Anchoring systems of shear walls." http://www.huettemann-holz.de/application/files/2114/4663/3792/Earthquake_Flyer.pdf Hold down straps available from here (UK company.) https://www.tradecounteronline.co.uk/simpson-strong-tie-stainless-steel-timber-frame-hold-down-strap/

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