Constructing Seismic Resistant Masonry Houses in Indonesia

Building guidelines for earthquake resitant housing in Indonesia, which tries to explain in a simple way the principles of constructing half brick thick confined masonry houses in the country. This guideline contains the basic and elementary principles concerning how to lay bricks, how to prepare concrete mix, how to bend reinforcing bars, detailing of joints and other basic things already forgotten by local artisans, construction workers and by most engineers all over Indonesia.