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Posted by  Manuel Oliveros on April 28, 2003 at 09:46:51:

In Reply to:  Bulldozer posted by JF on April 22, 2003 at 11:44:53:

Whenever you deal with dconstruction at risk, it is very good to make it structurally integral. Think of these houses shaken by earthquakes in Japan that have inclined but stay entire.

The same thing is usually required when dealing with construction in slopes: one way or another you must ensure you have your entire building in such foundation as if to be taken in a tray. This means a dear foundation. Details against earth ground (retaining walls) may vary, or you may impose (if feasible) some bridged separation.

In any case, one may choose less stringent solutions that may still met the compulsory standards. Horizontal foundations, even if made of stepped parts are usually used, but in any case, ensure the foundation is stiff enough to bridge any known and potential discontinuities present.

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