3:18 am - Saturday October 1, 2016

Expert advises to use construction laws in Phuket

Expert advises to use construction laws in Phuket

On May 2nd, at Phuket City Hall, Associate Professor Dr Phaiboon Panyakapo from Department of Civil Engineering, Sripatum University advised that all constructions in Phuket should be within construction laws, as a way to prepare for future earthquakes, after the recent ones caused damage to buildings.

“Even though, earthquakes may not occur often, it’s better we prepare ourselves. 5-6 magnitude earthquakes have more affect on low-rise buildings rather than high-rise buildings. Construction laws were introduced to ensure buildings are strong enough to handle earthquakes. Big public buildings, with a capacity of 300 people, such as hotels, schools and buildings at and above 15-metre tall should be within this law. As for small buildings like houses, building stronger structures is recommended,” Associate Professor Dr Phaiboon Panyakapo said.

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