Building homes in challenging environments How house design

Building homes in challenging environments How house design

Building homes in challenging environments How house design is adapted to enable development in extreme environments. Produced in collaboration with the GA Lesson 9 Building homes in extreme areas What links these two images? Nepal UK Produced in collaboration

with the GA Questions Thinking about the previous images, discuss the following questions. 1. Which of the previous two places do you think would be worse to live in? Explain your reasons why you think this. 2. Living in the UK, what natural disasters to house builders have to think about when planning developments and designing homes? Can you think of any recent examples? 3. Outside of the UK, what sort of natural disasters do house builders need to think about when planning developments and designing homes? Which countries in particular? Can you think of any recent examples? Produced in collaboration with the GA Ways to mitigate against flooding

Flood walls and fencing can be designed. Not building in flood risk areas. Flood defences, such as dams, could be built upstream. Land use zoning can be used to put homes outside of flood risk areas. Produced in collaboration with the GA Raising the ground level of homes. Bunds can be

build around groups of houses or individual properties. A bund is a retaining wall or earth embankment that holds flood Landscaping water bay.to can beat used create natural flood areas and to divert flood water Nepal earthquake, April 2015 The April 2015 earthquake

in Nepal demonstrated what happens when homes are not designed to withstand the impact of a natural disaster; in this instance an earthquake. Using the fact sheet in front of you as a guide, create a similar document describing the situation in Nepal. How would you create homes that could survive an earthquake? Produced in collaboration with the GA housebuildingcaree #Skill for rs.org.uk

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