Smart Shelter Research has identified the need for reliable and practical knowledge about the Seismic Behavior of Traditional Building techniques and Alternative Materials.
We want to find clear answers that are fully researched, tested, proven and approved. We have an innovative approach as we include variables, such as local material properties, site‐specific features, and the influence of local workmanship and regional building practice.
Basically, whatever is needed to build safe, sensible and seismic proof structures in developing countries.
Currently this has not been done for most of the traditional techniques!
Smart Shelter Research is a 100% open source platform for research, worldwide collaborations and exchange of knowledge. We aim to publish just 1 manual per technique, of which we are certain that the information is correct, complete, tested and easy to use.
To reach our goals we have set up an interactive division called SMARTnet. On this separate platform, we invite experts and professionals to share their expertise in discussions; establish collaborations; conduct research; review; validate and complement missing information. Students from all over the world can apply for our research assignments and collaborate with fellow students, experts and professionals from the field.
Think Smart, Build Safe!