PAGER - Common Building Types

Malaysia

Reinforced concrete frame building with timber roof

This construction type is preferred for multi-family housing and it is most common in urban areas of Malaysia. The structural system consists of reinforced concrete cast in situ columns and beam frame to provide structural strength predominantly for vertical loads. The roof consists of timber trusses. These houses are designed according to the British Code BS 8110 without seismic design considerations.

Reference: EERI and IAEE\'s World Housing Encyclopedia (Report #44) - Azlan B. Adnan, Tuan N. Tuan Chik, Bahiah Baharudin

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Reinforced concrete frame building with timber roof image
Reinforced concrete frame building with timber roof image

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*Building types and their descriptions are taken from the World Housing Encyclopedia (WHE) database when available or based on additional research performed by the PAGER team. This information is provided with the understanding that it is not guaranteed to be correct or complete, and conclusions drawn from such information are the sole responsibility of the user.