hurricane, earthquake, resistant, buildings made and erected by Reid Steel Buildings UK and Worldwide

Hurricane and  Earthquake Resistant Buildings


One Storey - Martinique

Hurricane Resistant Buildings

Width: 24ft (7312mm) plus 2ft 10ins (864mm) eaves overhang on both sides.

Length: 36ft (10960mm) in 12ft (3656mm) modules plus 2ft 10ins (864mm) eaves overhang on both ends.

Ceiling Height: 7ft 10ins (2400mm)

Ridge Height: (single storey) 11ft 2.75 ins (3422mm)



Two Storey - Belize

Hurricane Resistant and Earthquake Resistant Hotel

Roof Slope: 14 degrees

Roof: White Sinusoidal Profile

Walls: We can also supply the wall cladding, insulation, doors, windows and louvres etc.



Four Storey - Mauritius

CMT Dormitories

Length: 53.2m in 14 x 3.8m bays

Width: 1.80m + 6.60m + 2.00m + 6.60m + 1.80m on centres

Height: 12m to external eaves, with suspended floors at 3m, 6m and 9m with footings at finished floor level

Roof Slope: Segmental Curve

Balconies: 1.8m both sides at 3m, 9m, 12m heights



MENRS University Dormitory - Madagascar

Emergency Relief Buildings

Size: 60m x 20m x 12m over 4 floors

Steelwork includes: Portal frames and composite decking

Roof Slope: Segmental Curve

Designed to withstand seismic movement and high wind speeds



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