Resilience of Shelter Minimum Structural Design for Cyclonic Wind, Earthquake and Tsunami Resistance

In cities, structural design and construction follow established building regulations and design standards. However, village housing in developing countries incorporates traditional materials and detailing, which do not have the resilience implicit in modern regulations. This paper examines village housing in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Cook Islands, and suggests an approach to achieving acceptable resilience.

Resilience of Shelter Minimum Structural Design for Cyclonic Wind, Earthquake and Tsunami Resistance