How to Build Strong and Sturdy Houses

This handbook provides simple guidelines for safe construction of the two most common structural systems for single family homes in rural Indonesia: confined brick masonry and timber frame with masonry skirt. The handbook was developed during Build Change's programs in Aceh and West Sumatra, Indonesia. It was first published in September 2008. It can be used by builders, homeowners, government officials, engineers, architects, and construction supervisors.