how rebuild a fire proof house?, and how to build a tornado resistant?
Eugenio Aburto
January 22, 2014 in Design Dilemma
I saw photos of homes destroyed by fire and by tornados.
Looks like wood framing is not safe.
There is another way to build against natural disasters?
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HERE Design and Architecture
Sturdier materials, such as concrete masonry, can hold up better under extreme weather conditions, however, the building needs to be designed correctly.
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Matt Patterson Custom Homes
Yeah but masonry homes in the U.S. are expensive. Like $300/sq ft & up. So few homes are lost to fire and/or disaster. Hurricane straps and other measures are cost effective and structurally effective.
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