HOUSES FOR FLOOD PRONE AREAS

HOUSES FOR FLOOD PRONE AREAS
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HOUSES FOR FLOOD PRONE AREAS
Product: Design system for low cost houses that can withstand the horizontal forces and scouring effect caused by floods.
Application: Low cost shelters in flood prone areas.
Feature: The structure consists of a skeleton having 5 precast RCC components, viz. (I) column that is also used as pedestal pile (ii) plinth beam to support the walls (iii) ring beam at roof level (iv) diagonal beams at roof level (v) triangular panels for pyramidal roof. A square plan is adopted with 8 columns on its periphery and one column in the center. The slope of the roof is kept 16o40’ to avoid the side sway caused by unequal wind pressure.
Commercialisation: A large number of houses constructed in Andhra Pradesh.
Economy: 18 m2.
Investment: Rs. 0.25 lakh
Equipment: No major equipment
Raw materials: Precast RCC components, viz. column, plinth beam, ring beam, diagonal beams, triangular panel.
Institute: Central Building Research Institute.
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