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Researching Environmental Sustainability and Earthquake Resistance

 
You will need to research how residential buildings can be designed to be resistant to the affects of an earthquake. Your design also needs to be 'environmental sustainable' and this can be in many different ways.
 

Earthquake Resistant Design

Earthquake Resistant Design

 

What elements could you include in your building design to make it earthquake resistant?

Consider the following:

  • The materials being used
  • The 'super-structure' of the building
  • The use of shatterproof glass
  • The foundations
  • The ability of the building to 'move' with the earthquake
 

Environmentally Sustainable Design

Enviromentally Sustainable Design

 

What elements could you include in your building design to make it environmentally sustainable?

Consider the following:

  • The local climate - what conditions will be the building be in?
  • Energy efficiency
    • Lighting
    • Heating
    • Air conditioning
  • Water
    • A grey water system
  • Building materials
  • Transport
 

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