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Old 09-12-2017, 11:30 PM
 
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Concrete house don't get mold. If your lower floor get flood, you can wash and sterilize instead of tearing down the entire house. I know that in HCM city in Vietnam, there are several neighborhoods that get flooded everyday during the monsoon season and it is no big deal to them.
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Old 09-12-2017, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Conservative Las Vegas
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That is my biggest beef about living here in the US...the garbage homes we live in...in Europe they manage to build concrete and brick homes without affordability issues....we should stop being obsessed with 4000 sq/ft cardboard boxes and build real homes.
The lumber companies in the U.S. are powerful lobbyists on a state, city, county and national level, and if they had their way we'd be driving around in wooden cars, walking on wood plank sidewalks and building high rises out of wood.

I don't believe for one minute that concrete construction is more expensive than wood, in the long term.

There's mountains of lumber in British Columbia, they don't know what to do with!

And there's no concerns at all about deforestation, wild animals being evicted from their homes.

The big advantage to wood construction is the speed factor. Ever watched Habitat for Humanity put up a house with a crew?

Can't do that with concrete.

But this country is famous for that: haste makes waste!

And if Trump really wants to spend money on walls, how about some massive sea walls along various parts of the Gulf coast?
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Old 09-14-2017, 05:32 AM
 
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I don't believe for one minute that concrete construction is more expensive than wood, in the long term.
I totally agree....

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The big advantage to wood construction is the speed factor. Ever watched Habitat for Humanity put up a house with a crew?

Can't do that with concrete.
I agree....is way faster to build a wood house and it requires less skills compared to steel concrete and bricks

The only real advantage of wood homes is that is easy to remodel them and repair them.
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Old 09-14-2017, 11:09 AM
 
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people were evacuated during Typhoon Haiyan. problem was the storm surge. people didn't prepare for that. they never knew about storm surge. only the local scientists know it but don't know whats it really like. that's the problem. people were prepared with the storm but not the storm surge. all preparations and evacuation were washed away when the tsunami like waves came
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Old 10-07-2017, 11:48 AM
Status: "I wanna get my hands on the upcoming Covfefe board game!" (set 25 days ago)
 
Location: Manila
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The strongest typhoons generally hit the Philippines and people don't have the resources to evacuate and the casualties can get quite high (Haiyan in 2013 killed over 6,000 people).
Nor can the country's transportation system and overall infrastructure support a quick mass evacuation! That is what DECADES of neglect of infrastructure and transportation has done! It is only very recently we have really stepped up the building of infrastructure!
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