- Revision of IAEE Guidelines for Earthquake Resistant Non-Engineered Construction
- A.S. Arya ; T. Boen ; Y. Ishiyama
- Book Title / Journal: Proceedings of the 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Lisbon, Portugal
- Year: 2012 , Volume: , Series:
- Earthquake engineering
- Keywords: non-engineered construction ; masonry
- A large majority of houses and buildings in the world can be classified as non-engineered construction, e.g. (1) un-reinforced masonry, (2) confined masonry, (3) wooden construction, (4) earthen construction (adobe or tapial). Most of the loss of life in past earthquakes has occurred due to the collapse of these houses and buildings. Because of the continued use of such construction, it is essential to introduce earthquake resistant features in their construction. The International Association for Earthquake Engineering (IAEE) published the “Guidelines for Earthquake Resistant Non-Engineered Construction” in 1986. More than twenty years have passed since the publication and the guidelines are still used in many parts in the world, the revision of the guidelines was discussed among three of the committee members for the 1986 edition. The revision is going to be completed with the supports of UNESCO and the International Institute of Seismology and Earthquake Engineering (IISEE), JAPAN.