Mr. Sarthak is the head of a construction company. He got a contract to design and build a housing complex in an area which was under the ‘seismic zone’. State the main precautions which Mr. Sarthak’s company should take so that houses, built by it, are durable.


All the buildings in seismic zones need be designed so that they can withstand major tremors. It is advisable to make the structure simple so that it is ‘Quake Safe’. Since some buildings may catch fire (due to an earthquake), it is necessary that all the buildings (specially the tall ones) have their firefighting equipment in order.