Seismic Protection of Non-Engineered Building in North East India
Th. Kiranbala Devi1, S. Elizabeth2

1Dr. Th. Kiranbala Devi, Department of Civil Engineering, Manipur Institute of Technology, Manipur University, Imphal (Manipur), India.
2S. Elizabeth, Public Health Engineering Department, Manipur, Govt. of Manipur, Imphal (Manipur), India.

Manuscript received on 15 December 2015 | Revised Manuscript received on 25 December 2015 | Manuscript Published on 30 December 2015 | PP: 125-129 | Volume-5 Issue-2, December 2015 | Retrieval Number: B4378125215/15©BEIESP
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Abstract: Northeast India is regarded as one of the most seismically six active regions worldwide. Moreover, rapid urbanization in the region have provided a higher level of man-made constructions deviating from the typical traditional houses to multistoried structures but most of these structures are non engineered construction. Even though engineered, more emphasis is given to architectural concept than the structural design, which is indeed very important. So the implementation of earthquake resistant building design and construction code at the local level has been more of an exception than the rule, thereby implicating increased vulnerability to earthquake disasters. That’s why there is a need for the construction of a simple construction practices for use by the community. This paper deals with the different types of non engineering building construction that are practiced in Northeast India and the ways for strengthening these building to make them a low cost earthquake resistant building.
Keywords: Community, Construction Code, Disaster Resistant, Non- Engineered Building, Strengthening Technique.

Scope of the Article: Building Energy