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Guidelines for Earthquake Resistant Buildings



Earthquake Resistant Provisions in Masonry Buildings with Strip Foundation

Zone Max. Height Mortar Mix Bands Vertical-Reinforcement Diameter of Vertical Reinforcement Mortar Mix for Band/Vertical Reinforcement. Bracing of Pitched Roof.
III Four storey(Less than 15 m) 1:6 Cement sand or 1:2:9 cement-lime-sand 1. Lintel band
2. Roof band/Gable Band.
3. Plinth Band.
For Rock/Hard/ Medium soil-Not mandatory

for soft soil at joint and corners.

For Rock/Hard/ Medium soil-Not mandatory

for soft soil-single bar 12mm(TOR)or 16mm(MS)

1:3 Cement Sand or M 20 Concrete Bracing at Tie Level.
IV Four storey(Less than 15 m) 1:6 Cement sand or 1:2:9 cement-lime-sand 1. Lintel band
2. Roof band/Gable Band.
3. Plinth Band.
At joints and corners for Rock/Hard/Medium/soft soil

At jambs and openings of soft soil.

Single bar 12mm(TOR)or 16mm(MS) 1:3 Cement Sand or M 20 Concrete Bracing at Tie Level.
V Four storey(Less than 15 m) 1:4 Cement sand or 1:1:6 cement-lime-sand 1. Lintel band
2. Roof band/Gable Band.
3. Plinth Band.
At Joint and corners .

At jambs of opening.

Single bar 20mm(TOR)or 25mm(MS) 1:3 Cement Sand or M 20 Concrete Bracing at

Tie Level.

Note:

  1. The buildings should be made of well -burnt bricks, solid concrete blocks, squared stones, stone blocks or hollow concrete blocks of adequate strength.
  2. Always consult and adhere to the Building Byelaws of the your city.