Identify Building Designs

As a safety officer of a working at commercial structure fire, I duly report that the building I visited had an earthquake resistance. The resistance was an important tool to the building, to protect it from lighting that might cause fire to the building. The building also landed on a flat, solid ground. The ground was safe for the building when it comes to earthquake. When the earthquake hits the ground, the building would be in a good positions, since it would not collapse, hence protecting it from fire.

 I hope it is understandable that the worst place for a building is on landfill. Fill is common along many California bays and rivers, including San Francisco Bay. In a quake with a lot of vigorous shaking, older fill bay may liquefy. But the building that I visited was in a ground that cannot make it to liquefy. The building also comprised of the tile roof. The roofs are mostly considered to be heavy and may collapse during an earthquake. Therefore, I recommend the building for having the tile roofs since they act as fir resistance to the building.

The existing water heaters in the building are braced, anchored, to prevent them fro falling and causing fire. The building also comprises of plywood sheathing built around sliding glass doors, bay windows and picture windows to prevent breakage during fire outbreak. It as well comprises of lateral bracing system, to help it withstand the force of the earthquake. Considering the foundation, the building is bolted to avoid it shaken off during earthquake and cause severely damage. The building has a solid shear walls that normally support it during an earthquake.

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