Saturday, May 26th, 2018

Earthquakes When we hired the engineer to design our house we were aware that the Philippines was included in the “ring of fire” earthquake zone and that our part of Panay Island had experienced a magnitude 8.2 earthquake in 1948. Ai??In 1948 the island was much less developed. Ai??Doubtless all or almost all the hollow block buildings on the island were built after 1948. Ai??The 1948 quake damaged or destroyed. …

We are building a house on Panay Island in the Philippines. Ai??We’ve documented our project with photos, text and building cost reports. Ai??Here’s the index to our posts: A forest of bamboo scaffolding 3-10-2010 An index to posts about our Philippine house building project. A few of the links are not yet “live” but will become so as the project progresses. Our Philippine house:Ai?? Buying our lot Our Philippine house:Ai?? Building a perimeter fence Our Philippine house:Ai?? Filling the lot Our Philippine house:Ai?? House Design Our Philippine house:Ai?? Architects and builders Our Philippine house:Ai?? Digging a water well Our Philippine house:Ai?? Building a bamboo house – a “bahay kubo” Our Philippine house:Ai?? Buying construction equipment Our Philippine house:Ai?? Buying hollow block (cement …

Building our house in the Philippines.Ai??January 15, 2010. Ai??After months of planning and many changes we …