Earthquake reinforcement of Housing

Earthquake reinforcement of Housing

 

Earthquake reinforcement of Housing

 

Israel is located in an area prone to earthquakes as a result of its close proximity to the Syrian-African fault line which borders Israel in the east and runs along the Jordan Valley, through the Dead Sea, the Arava, to the Red Sea and beyond. Experts estimate that a destructive earthquake takes place in Israel once every 80 years.

Tama 38 is an incentive program which grants renovation permits to Israel homeowners living in pre-1980 buildings, after which strict building codes were established. The motivation behind the program is that by giving homeowners incentives, such as extra building rights for the additions of balconies, elevators; or tax breaks on renovations, owners will be prepared to improve the building’s resistance to earthquakesץ

Groisman Engineers is involved in a growing number of projects both in Tel Aviv and Ramat Gan leading the design, the tender and construction.