PAGER - Common Building Types
Trinidad and Tobago
Unreinforced masonry construction
This is a typical single-story residential construction in Trinidad and Tobago comprised of 100 mm thick load-bearing walls of unreinforced clay tile or concrete block masonry (URM) supporting the roof. It comprises galvanized steel sheets supported by timber laths or cold-formed steel Z-purlins, in turn supported by timber or structural steel rafters. The rafters are nailed or bolted to the top of the walls, without blocking between the rafters.
Reference: EERI and IAEE\'s World Housing Encyclopedia (Report #156) - Richard P. Clarke, Rakesh Ramnath
*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.