The Himalayan, Indo-Gangetic Plain, Western India, Kutch and Kathiawar regions are prone to earthquakes thus leading to a lot of construction. Therefore the norms were followed as per the IS 13828, so that the buildings are in a position to resist the earthquakes. The changes brought forth are, low strength brickwork and stone masonary, clauses on ductility details, seismic co-effecient, soils etc. to be taken into consideration and size and position of openings in walls.
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