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BuckyDoneGun
Nov 30, 2004
fat drunk


Nah, dude got busy for a while and didn't post, but it's basically done now.

https://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=145073

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BuckyDoneGun
Nov 30, 2004
fat drunk


New Zealand building code took a lot of lessons from the Christchurch earthquakes, but one of the simplest ones that struck me was to do with basic pole foundations, which we use a lot. Previously, you dig your hole, stick your poles in, and concrete up to ground level. Now, you only concrete up halfway and fill the rest with gravel or scoria. This lets the whole house wobble a lot more and the poles absorb the movement. Simple neat and cheap solution, unlike say that changes around the use of brick, which now require a ton more reinforcement after whole facades or chimneys collapsing killed people. (Admittedly older heritage buildings, but still)

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