Technical Handbook on Design, Construction and Renovation of Typhoon-Resilient Low-Income Housing

Central Vietnam is vulnerable to climate-related hazards such as typhoons and floods and often affected by typhoons that cause extensive damage to housing, especially those of the poor, near-poor, and low-income population. Such damage has been witnessed repeatedly in the recent past typhoons, including the most recent one that swept Central Vietnam last September­—Doksuri.

Damage to the houses of these vulnerable groups can be significantly reduced by factoring typhoon-resilient considerations into the design, construction, and renovation. Such considerations can be simple, cost-effective and easily implemented based on available capacity and resources.

Damage to the houses of these vulnerable groups can be significantly reduced by factoring typhoon-resilient considerations into the design, construction, and renovation. Such considerations can be simple, cost-effective and easily implemented based on available capacity and resources.

Moreover, recognizing the limited engagement of building professionals–engineers and architects–in the design and construction of low-income housing, to strengthen typhoon-resilience should be the responsibility of all stakeholders, especially household residents, local builders, and local officials.

From those reasons, the “Technical Handbook on Design, Construction and Renovation of Typhoon-Resilient Low-Income Housing” was produced to assist related stakeholders at preparing for typhoon impacts to housing.

The Technical Handbook series was produced by ISET, Da Nang Department of Foreign Affairs and related stakeholders. For more information about the project, please see: http://ow.ly/j8b430g77rw

To download the Handbook series, click the images below:

 

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