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What are earthquake resistant structures?

Earthquake-resistant structures are structures designed to withstand earthquakes. These structures are built to fare better during a seismic activity than their conventional counterparts.

  • Amid the seismic tremor, ground movements happen in an irregular manner, both on a level plane and vertically, in all headings emanating from epicentre.
  • These ground movements cause structures to vibrate and instigate idleness strengths on them. Hence, structures in such areas should be reasonably outlined and point by point to guarantee steadiness, quality and serviceability with satisfactory levels of security under seismic impacts.
  • The major aim of an earthquake resistant design is helping the building withstand, with almost no damage to moderate earthquake, which have probability of occurring several times during life of a building.
  • The other aim of an earthquake resistant design is to protect the building from falling.
  • The Indian Standard Code to be followed for earthquake resistant structures are as follows:
    • IS 1893-2002, Indian Standard Criteria for Earthquake Resistant Design of Structures (5th Revision)
    • IS 4326-1993, Indian Standard Code of Practice for Earthquake Resistant Design and Construction of Buildings (2nd Revision)
    • IS 13827-1993, Indian Standard Guidelines for Improving Earthquake Resistance of Low Strength Masonry Buildings
    • IS 13920-1993, Indian Standard Code of Practice for Ductile Detailing of Reinforced Concrete Structures Subjected to Seismic Forces
    • IS 13935-1993, Indian Standard Guidelines for Repair and Seismic Strengthening of Buildings

Keeping in mind your safety, Wave Estate in Mohali provides you with safe living options. All structures and buildings in Wave Estate will be earthquake resistant and will comply with the Seismic Zone IV design requirements applicable for the area. Wave Estate is an eco-friendly area, guided by the principles of sustainable development, with provisions for rainwater-harvesting and energy conservation.

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