Rethinking earthquake management in Cambodia.

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Rethinking earthquake management in Cambodia.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Mon Sep 05, 2016 5:54 pm

Time to rethink earthquake management for high buildings in Cambodia
Thu, 1 September 2016
Siv Meng

If asked if high-rise buildings in the Kingdom should incorporate earthquake-proof systems, perhaps no one would say yes, but it could be be timely now for skyscraper developers to consider putting forth natural disaster safety measures in their projects.

While Cambodia is not earthquake-prone thanks to its distance from the edges of volatile tectonic plates, last week’s 6.8-magnitude earthquake in central Myanmar was so powerful that tremors could be felt from as far away as Bangkok, raising questions about whether existing and upcoming skyscraper developments in Cambodia could mitigate such a natural disaster if an earthquake were to occur.

Touch Samnang, deputy director of Overseas Cambodian Investment Corporation (OCIC), one the largest local construction and real estate developers, said most developers included an earthquake safety system, but the system level varied...
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Re: Rethinking earthquake management in Cambodia.

Post by hanno » Mon Sep 05, 2016 5:56 pm

It'll never happen. And why did you post that 8 times?
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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Mon Sep 05, 2016 6:08 pm

hanno wrote:It'll never happen. And why did you post that 8 times?
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Re: Rethinking earthquake management in Cambodia.

Post by bolueeleh » Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:19 pm

BS, they cant even think abt protecting their forest, no way in hell they would think something that is so remotely possible, i call bullshit
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Re: Rethinking earthquake management in Cambodia.

Post by John Bingham » Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:57 pm

CEOCambodiaNews wrote:Most developers included an earthquake safety system, but the system level varied
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Re: Rethinking earthquake management in Cambodia.

Post by JanKrohn » Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:17 am

Would it really make a difference? Suppose a high rise building in downtown Phnom Penh would hold during a severe earthquake.

Bad electricity installations would cause the ground floor to go on fire, and due to lack of fire escape, everyone in the upper floors would just burn, instead of falling to their death.

(I'd personally prefer falling to burning...)
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Re: Rethinking earthquake management in Cambodia.

Post by Duncan » Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:23 am

JanKrohn wrote:Would it really make a difference? Suppose a high rise building in downtown Phnom Penh would hold during a severe earthquake.

Bad electricity installations would cause the ground floor to go on fire, and due to lack of fire escape, everyone in the upper floors would just burn, instead of falling to their death.

(I'd personally prefer falling to burning...)

I don't think that would happen. Everyone knows that during a earthquake the sewer system would block up, and the build-up of hydrogen sulphide gas would kill everyone off.
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Re: Rethinking earthquake management in Cambodia.

Post by Luigi » Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:38 am

hanno wrote:It'll never happen. And why did you post that 8 times?
Yak Loum. Does your never scenario include historical events?
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