A Resource on Construction in Earthquake Regions

Check out the building reports collected as part of the GEM Building Taxonomy Testing.

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The World Housing Encyclopedia (WHE) is a collection of resources related to housing construction practices in the seismically active areas of the world. The mission is to share experiences with different construction types and encourage the use of earthquake-resistant technologies worldwide.

Check out the Construction Intros section for basic information about major building methods. To view profiles of housing types, explore our Housing Reports database, with over 100 housing profiles from more than 40 countries, all written by architects or engineers. Consult our Tutorials section for step-by-step guides for building earthquake-resistant dwellings. And don't forget to put your two cents in at the LinkedIn Discussion Forum .

**To join the LinkedIn group please first request to join the EERI group, then under the 'More' tab for the EERI group click 'Subgroups' and request to join the World Housing Encyclopedia group.

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