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1.1: DESCRIPTION OF ADOBE. Adobe are one of the types of masonry units. Adobe mud blocks are one of the oldest and most widely used bui...

SEMINAR ON EARTH QUAKE RESISTANT CONSTRUCTION OF ADOBE BUILDINGS

1.1: DESCRIPTION OF ADOBE.

Adobe are one of the types of masonry units. Adobe mud blocks are one of the oldest and

most widely used building materials. These are sun dried bricks made out of locally available

soil. Which is generally sandy with adequate amounts of clay adobe is a low cost, readily

available construction materials manufactured by local communities. These structures are

generally self made as construction practice is simpler does not require additional energy

consumption. Skilled technicians are usually not involved in this type of construction and

hence it is also named as “non-engineered construction”.

Use of Adobe dates back to 8000B.C and it s use is very common in some of the

worlds most hazard prone regions, traditionally across latin America, Africa, Indian Sub-

continent and in other parts of Asia, Europe and middle cast.


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