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Building Construction Materials and Techniques by P.Purushothama Raj

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29

PROTECTION OF BUILDINGS

29.1 INTRODUCTION

Although buildings are constructed based on the space requirement and safety needs, they are also to be protected from natural calamities such as action of termites, dampness, fire, lightening, earthquake, etc. Steps taken during construction itself to protect the buildings from the above calamities the durability and life of the building will be increased.

Termites are commonly found in tropical and sub-tropical countries. These termites are nothing but white ants which live in a colony and destroy textiles, woodwork, paper products, etc. As doors and windows and other cubboards and furnitures are of wood, it is essential to safeguard these from termite. Necessary steps should be taken during construction ...

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