Ferrocement earthquake resistant structures In order to prevent loss and damage to property running into Billions of Dollars and loss of invaluable lives, construction of Ferrocement Structures should be taken up immediately.
Reason Mexico experience
The strong earthquakes that occurred in Mexico in 1999 twice Richer scale 7.2 & 7.4. The Richter scale is
logarithmic, and therefore one degree more doubles the intensity of the phenomenon. These earthquakes
destroyed or severely damaged thousands of houses, hundreds of schools and churches and took many lives.
The Ferrocement structures such as school, all houses, the class room laboratory, the largest auditorium, all the bridges and small dams that have been designed and constructed were untouched.
The above single reason should be sufficient to begin with the Ferrocement constructions in Earthquake
At the same time, research experiments and latest design development can be taken up.
Ferrocement is highly ductile and energy absorbing material.