[NewsOfUse]: IITK-BMTPC's Useful and Informative Series on Earthquake related Disaster Management Tips

Building Materials & Technology Promotion Council (BMPTC)
Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India

in association with
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India (IITK)

has brought out important and useful information tips on Earthquake disaster management titled:
on the BMPTC's as well as NICEE's websites.

Team BRICKS-n-MORTAR suggests all its subscribers, readers and visitors to visit the above mentioned site and go though the informative tips on Earthquake Disaster Management. As also mentioned in the said website of NICEE (National Information Centre of Earthquake Engineering), 24 Tips has been released and is targeted at persons interested in building construction. The Tips cover topics such as basic introduction to earthquakes and terminology such as magnitude and intensity, concepts of earthquake resistant design, and aspects of a seismic design and construction of buildings.

List of the EQTips are listed hereunder also as a ready reference. Hope readers will find this post informative and useful.

S No Subject
EQ Tip 1 What Causes Earthquakes?
EQ Tip 2 How the Ground Shakes?
EQ Tip 3 What are Magnitude and Intensity?
EQ Tip 4 Where are the Seismic Zones in India?
EQ Tip 5 What are the Seismic Effects on Structures?
EQ Tip 6 How Architectural Features Affect Buildings During Earthquakes?
EQ Tip 7 How Buildings Twist During Earthquakes?
EQ Tip 8 What is the Seismic Design Philosophy of Buildings?
EQ Tip 9 How to Make Buildings Ductile for Good Seismic Performance?
EQ Tip 10 How Flexibility of Buildings Affects their Earthquake Response?
EQ Tip 11 What are the Indian Seismic Codes?
EQ Tip 12 How do Brick Masonry behave during Earthquake?
EQ Tip 13 Why should Masonry Buildings have simple Structural Configuration?
EQ Tip 14 Why are horizontal bands necessary in masonry buildings?
EQ Tip 15 Why is vertical reinforcement required in masonry buildings?
EQ Tip 16 How to make Stone Masonry Buildings Earthquake Resistant?
EQ Tip 17 How do Earthquake Affect Reinforced Concrete Buildings?
EQ Tip 18 How do Beams in RC Buildings Resist Earthquakes?
EQ Tip 19 How do Columns in RC Buildings Resist Earthquakes?
EQ Tip 20 How do Beam-Column Joints in RC Buildings Resist Earthquakes?
EQ Tip 21 Why are Open Ground Storey Buildings Vulnerable in Earthquakes?
EQ Tip 22 Why are Short Columns more Damaged During Earthquakes?
EQ Tip 23 Why are Buildings with Shear Walls Prefer red in Seismic Regions?
EQ Tip 24 How to Reduce Earthquake Effects on Buildings?

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  1. Kanishka SharmaJune 03, 2009 8:02 AM

    Thanks for this informative blog post.
    The tips are very useful for engineers as well as for common households


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