They have concrete with flat roof solar on top. No shutters and a few windows are broken. Its normally a small airBB place but been closed since Covid.Much easier build would be concrete double story flat roof. Solar on the roof(removable) with water tanks in the ground. Shuttered windows is a no brainer. You can add more ...
Dont worry...these people are used to these kind of things and are good at helping each other when in need. Your family and the community will have enough hands to help. Good on your family with helping homeless families out.They have concrete with flat roof solar on top. No shutters and a few windows are broken. Its normally a small airBB place but been closed since Covid.
Have taken in 4 family's, so many hands will get it all sorted fast.
I had a store room built back in Jan 2020 to keep my scoot in and store some stuff. BIL took the scoot down today to Yamaha seams ok but will get it checked and change the oil and air filter. plus a good clean.
In the town they have the old style manual water pumps so the locals are getting ground water.
ATM is working, apparently the line is long and takes about 6 hrs
Sort of feel I need to go and help out.
I was chatting with a mate yesterday, he is now in Sydney but built a new house with the reo bars etc in Negros last year for his wife. His house is now in the neighbors yard. Works out the local builder charged him for the reo but didn't use it.....Guess it reinforces how important it is to be in the country if building and don't rely on people doing the right thing.Her families new place used long reo bars sticking up out of the concrete floor spaced to fit the cement wall blocks slid down through them for extra strength as they lost their old house in typhoon Yolanda 10 years or so ago.
Steel frames buckle and twist, poured concrete or tilt panel with poured slab roof the way to go but gets a bit exxy.I was chatting with a mate yesterday, he is now in Sydney but built a new house with the reo bars etc in Negros last year for his wife. His house is now in the neighbors yard. Works out the local builder charged him for the reo but didn't use it.....Guess it reinforces how important it is to be in the country if building and don't rely on people doing the right thing.
If I ever built in PI it would be a steel frame house
True, that's why you need fast growing trees and palms around the house and a roof structure for shade. An alternate is to use wide support columns with 200mm thick AAC blocks as wall infill, especially on south and west faces.Poured concrete has a really bad thermal rating.
Not the regular light-weight steel then? I haven't seen any cyclone-proof constructions up close but what worries me isn't the wall/bracing structure but cladding which can peel away or be impaled by trees and other debris. Roofs are usually the 1st to go and exposes a house to water damage hence my preference for suspended slab roof with shade roof.I still support the steel frame, and in the north of West Australia they build this and its cyclone proof, Australian building code is very fussy.
Plus in PI builders are shit, even the western builders. Rather buy a prefab steel home out of China and supervise a build myself. Employ a crew of say 4 guys, wages are about $200 a month plus food each worker.
Siargao got hit bad as it sits on the edge of the pacific... right in the path of the typhoon. Its a well known surfers paradise.Saw Siargo Islsnd on a couple of BBC reports
that's where a couple of vloggers called "8 miles from home" live
they managed to get this clip out a couple of days ago via another YouTube channel
the British couple and their daughter having been living there for over a year I think , I used to watch them when they were travelling around ThailandSiargao got hit bad as it sits on the edge of the pacific... right in the path of the typhoon. Its a well known surfers paradise.
I saw a vlog about a month a go about an American guy who lives there who said he wanted to build a cheap tiny house on the island. I think he already started with the build....ouch.