Adobe Housing Reconstruction after the 2001 El Salvador Earthquakes, by Dominic Dowling. Printed in both Spanish and English (each 70 pages) in one volume, this report documents the rebuilding of adobe structures after the 13 January and 13 February 2001 El Salvador earthquakes. More than 165,000 homes were destroyed and an additional 110,000 homes damaged. The degree of destruction was due to the building material (adobe) and the poor quality of construction and maintenance. In this report, Dowling focuses on low-cost solutions for improving the earthquake resistance of adobe housing. This is a particularly timely subject, given the recent...

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