The disastrous effects of an earthquake are known. Yet for us Filipinos cost cutting in the wrong areas gets us in trouble.
Here are some things that we should not go cheap on...
- Engineering Design
- Quality of your contractor
- Quality of and thickness of rebars
- Quality of structural materials
- Thickness of plasters (the lesser the better, at least this cuts cost!)
As buyers always insist on material strength testing. Weather it is for a project or your own home.