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MYANMAR ENGINEERING SOCIETY

Guidelines for Design of Cyclone Shelters


(Costal areas of Myanmar Delta Region)

(July, 2008)

Cyclone shelters are classified as very important structures. The structure must be adequately
resistant to every probable hazard of high intensity in respective area. All structural considerations are
to meet requirements for all probable hazards. Basic structural requirements are given below.
All probable loading types shall be considered in structural analysis and design of proposed
building. (gravity loads, lateral loads such as wind load and seismic load, storm relevant loads
such as rain load, storm surge, corresponding flood load and wind/water borne debris impact
load.)
Stability of substructure and superstructure against total settlement, differential settlement,
overturning, sliding, uplift and liquefaction of proposed site shall be adequately provided.
Underlying soil profile and relevant soil properties shall be properly investigated for proposed
construction site. Selection of foundation type shall be based on geotechnical investigation
results and recommendations.
Special attention shall be given to provide adequate protection such as proper drainage system
against excessive erosion and scouring of foundation soil.
Ductile detailing shall be considered for structural design of reinforced concrete buildings.
Proper connections and joints shall be considered and detailing must be provided for both
structural and non structural components.
Quality control and testing of construction materials are to be carried out throughout the
construction period.
Adequate provisions shall be considered for corrosion and deterioration of construction
materials.
Proper safety measures shall be provided for roof level in case of emergency occupation.
Minimum requirements
Floor live load (1) = 125 lb/ft
2
for all floors including roof level.
Floor live load (2) = 150 lb/ft
2
for corridors and access routes.
Design wind velocity 125 mph
Storm surge height = 10 ft. to 20 ft. above max. Astronomical tide level
(Design storm surge height will be fixed after field investigation)
Fire resistance rating 2 hours (Recommended)
Seismic intensity = 0.2 g

Reference codes and guidelines
Guidelines of Committee for Quality Control of High-rise Building Project (CQHP)
ACI 318
ASCE 7
UBC 97
AISC


MYANMAR ENGINEERING SOCIETY

Guidelines for Design of Important Structures

(July, 2008)

The buildings such as schools, hospitals, communication centers, community centers and other
structures that represent a substantial hazard to human life in the event of failure are classified as
important structures. The structure must be adequately resistant to every probable hazard of high
intensity in respective area. All structural considerations are to meet requirements for all probable
hazards. Basic structural requirements are given below.
All probable loading types shall be considered in structural analysis and design of proposed
building. (gravity loads, lateral loads such as wind load and seismic load, storm relevant loads
such as rain load, storm surge, corresponding flood load and wind borne debris impact load.)
Stability of substructure and superstructure against total settlement, differential settlement,
overturning, sliding, uplift and liquefaction of proposed site shall be adequately provided.
Underlying soil profile and relevant soil properties shall be properly investigate for proposed
construction site. Selection of foundation type shall be based on geotechnical investigation
results and recommendations.
Special attention shall be given to provide adequate protection such as proper drainage system
against excessive erosion and scouring of foundation soil.
Ductile detailing shall be considered for structural design of reinforced concrete buildings.
Proper connections and joints shall be considered and detailing must be provided for both
structural and non structural components.
Quality control and testing of construction materials are to be carried out throughout the
construction period.
Adequate provisions shall be considered for corrosion and deterioration of construction
materials.
Proper safety measures shall be provided for roof level in case of emergency occupation for
flat roof.
Minimum requirements
Floor live load (1) = 100 lb/ft
2
for all floors including flat roofs.
Floor live load (2) = 125 lb/ft
2
for corridors and access routes.
Design wind velocity 100 mph
Storm surge height = 5 ft. to 20 ft. above max. Astronomical tide level
(Design storm surge height will be fixed after field investigations)
Fire resistance rating 2 hours (Recommended)
Seismic intensity = 0.2 g

Reference codes and guidelines
Guidelines of Committee for Quality Control of High-rise Building Project (CQHP)
ACI 318
ASCE 7
UBC 97
AISC
MYANMAR ENGINEERING SOCIETY

Guidelines for Design of Residential Structures

(July, 2008)

Residential buildings are to provide adequate protection in case of a hazard event. All structural
considerations are to meet requirements for all considered hazards. Basic requirements are given
below for structural engineers.

All necessary loading types shall be considered in structural analysis and design of proposed
building depending on requirement of specific building. (gravity loads, lateral loads such as
wind load and seismic load, storm relevant loads such as rain load, storm surge, corresponding
flood load and wind borne debris impact load.)
Stability of substructure and superstructure against total settlement, differential settlement,
overturning, sliding, uplift and liquefaction of proposed site shall be adequately provided.
Underlying soil profile and relevant soil properties shall be properly investigate for proposed
construction site. Selection of foundation type shall be based on geotechnical investigation
results and recommendations.
Special attention shall be given to provide adequate protection such as proper drainage system
against excessive erosion and scouring of foundation soil.
Ductile detailing shall be considered for structural design.
Proper connections and joints shall be considered for both structural and non structural
component.
Quality control testing of construction materials shall be considered in construction phase.
Adequate provisions shall be considered for corrosion and deterioration of construction
materials.
Minimum requirements
Floor live load (1) = 40 lb/ft
2
for all floors.
Floor live load (2) = 80 lb/ft
2
for corridors and access routes.
Design wind velocity 80 mph
Storm surge height = 3 ft. to 20 ft. above max. Astronomical tide level
(Design storm surge height will be fixed after field investigation)
Fire resistance rating 1 hour (for RC Buildings) (Recommended)


Reference codes and guidelines
Guidelines of Committee for Quality Control of High-rise Building Project (CQHP)
ACI 318
ASCE 7
UBC 97
AISC