April 2010 | Stage Floating House Earthquake & Tsunami

Are we still remember the events of December 26, 2004 that occurred in Aceh. At that time northern Sumatra was rocked by an earthquake measuring 9.3 on the Richter Scale at the center of the earthquake that led to the tsunami. That disaster might happen again on the west coast of Sumatra island.

Earthquakes that occurred in Aceh was predicted by seismological expert team of scientists from universities located in northern Ireland. The team of scientists led by renowned scientist named John McCloskey. Upon a correct prediction is, at some time ago they said that there is likely to happen again quake causes a tsunami with a strength of more than 8.5 on the Richter scale on the west coast of Sumatra island.

As we know that on the west coast of Sumatra island there are many densely populated areas, especially the city of Padang, with a population reaching 850 thousand inhabitants. If only the predictions of scientists are correct, then many lives will fall just as happened in Aceh a few years ago. To anticipate the occurrence of this needs to think about how to avoid the disaster that could claim thousands of lives it.

Home is where we shelter and shelter us from all bad things outside. Have we ever think to have a house that was designed to prevent residents from various forms of natural disasters. The house that keeps us from floods, from earthquakes even though the tsunami.

Design of a house that can protect us from common natural disasters in Indonesia is an earthquake-resistant houses sturdy and lightweight structures that can float on water in case of flood or tsunami. This home design uses a system of stilt houses with the main building can be separated and float on the water if there is sufficient lift, in case of flash floods when his big tsunami. With the building earthquake-resistant and can float on water, the people and the goods therein shall be saved from the ruins due to the natural disaster.

The design of this house consists of a foundation, building the support structure and the main structure. This support structure designed to withstand the main structure of the shocks of the earthquake and with the altitude to avoid homes submerged by floods. Part of the main building is part of the building into human habitation. Supporting structure and the main building structure to connect with a strong connection system to withstand earthquakes and regardless if the water level has reached a certain limit so that the building would be safe from flooding and even tsunamis.

Part of the main building structure is a lightweight building system and powerful that earthquake resistant. Floating structures made of concrete blocks coated EPS (eg b-foam® products HDFS / Heavy Duty Floating Structure), to anticipate a large or strong impact on floats.



But for the floating building with a small possibility that the collision could also use a layer of material made from Glassfiber Reinforced Cement (GRC), reinforced with nylon mesh (eg b-foam® ® products LDFS / Low Duty Floating Structure). With the main building structure and a lightweight floating structure, the building is to float on the water.

By applying the idea of floating houses on stilts anti-earthquake and tsunami, we hope to help people in disaster-prone areas to avoid and survivors of natural disasters.

Published by: Properti.biz April 2010 [ PDF ]

Source: Eka Thorik K., PT. Beton Elemenindo Putra’s R&D Team

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