10th Class Disaster Management Safe Construction Practices

  • question_answer 8) What kind of roof designs should be used in cyclone prone areas and why?

    Answer:

    The following kind of roof designs should be used in cyclone prone areas (i) The overall effect of wind on a pitched roof building and the critical locations are shown in the figures given below. Therefore, the roof projections should be kept minimum, say not exceeding 500 mm, or else, are tied down adequately.   (ii) For the purpose of reducing wind forces on the roof, a hipped or pyramidal roof is preferable to the gable type roof as shown in the figure given below.  Therefore the roof protections should be kept minimum, say not exceeding 500 mm, or else, are tied down adequately.    

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