Imagine a wall in Nepal made of mountain stones of different sizes, mixed with old cement, polluted water, and in the wrong proportions. How do we test this?
Today, we know how to make a high-tech skyscraper earthquake-resistant. But we don’t have a valid building code for a simple house made with natural materials in seismic zones.
We need more knowledge on how to build safe, sensible, and seismic-proof structures with traditional building techniques.
A call to action!
Smart Shelter Research focuses on finding clear answers through research, development, testing and state-of-the-art calculations. Our scientific approach is unique and never done before! In our calculations, we include the influence of local building materials and workmanship. With the results, we develop reliable manuals and building codes with simplified hand calculation methods.
We will publish all validated knowledge free of cost, and we make sure that it will reach those areas where it is needed the most. To achieve this, we will develop an app that is free of cost and available for everyone.