Guidelines for earthquake Resistant Design, Construction and Retrofitting of Buildings in Afghanistan

Guidelines for earthquake safe and resistant design of buildings, constructions and retrofitting of buildings in Afghanistan. These guidelines cover the issues of building materials and building constrution technologies, which will be appropriate for earthquake resistant construction of houses and buildings in the various seismic zones in Afghanistan. In the absence of building standards of Afghanistan, the various factors involved in achieving earthquake safe buildings are taken as per Indian Standard Codes and Guidelines. The applicable details are illustrated for easy understanding of the professionals involved in building design and construction.