Earthquake is one of the prime natural reasons for mass destruction. Off lately, we have seen as many as eleven earthquakes that struck the Delhi-NCR region in and around the month of May. Not only Delhi, even Gujarat, Mumbai, Jammu and Kashmir along with Andaman and Nikobar islands too has felt tremors within the last two weeks. Due to continue waves of earthquakes, public is in the state of panic as many are predicting a large earthquake to strike anytime.
Despite the development in technology, we are still unable to predict the right time and place for an earthquake. In spite of the fact that most of the Himalayan region is considered a high seismic area and many Indian regions falling in the Earthquake-prone categories (Delhi being one of them, falling under Zone IV), most of the construction happing today or the existing buildings would be rendered ineffective in a case of a major earthquake.
Keeping such state of our buildings in mind, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has invited valuable comments from architects and designers on Draft Indian Standard Criteria for Earthquake Resistant Design of Structures: Part 6 Base Isolated Buildings.
The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is the national Standards Body of India working under the aegis of Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Government of India. BIS have created the National Building Code 2005, standardized bylaws for construction in the country.
If you are interested in sending your comment, please fill the form HERE. Once the form is filled, you will receive all the details about the submission on your registered email id.