Is my apartment safe in case of an earthquake?​

Este apartamentul meu sigur în caz de cutremur

It is said that no building is 100% safe in case of earthquake. A devastating earthquake can even damage the new buildings, built to high codes and standards. But what a builder can do when planning to make a building is to minimize damages for an enhanced safety of the residents.

The new buildings in Bucharest as well s those from around the world follow increasingly high standards of construction. The aim is to make the new buildings as earthquake-resitant and as safe as possible for their residents. But, for an uninitiated person it might seem difficult to assess whether a building falls within these rules.

Following the example of Japan, which has a high rate of devastating earthquakes, but also a well-designed national plan to reduce the losses, most European countries have adopted standards to meet such problems.

Quality makes the difference

At h4l, we put the safety of our tenants first, which is why we attach great importance to the quality of the construction. We always want to give our customers the certainty that we have designed and built safe and durable buildings that will be real homes in the long term. One of the main reasons why the planning process can take longer is our commitment to align each project to the highest standards and to adhere to the concept of “home for life” – that is, building safe homes that meet the needs of tenants even in risky situations, such as earthquakes.

To meet and exceed these high standards, we have chosen to work only with the highest quality materials, sourced from trusted manufacturers who have extensive experience in the construction industry. We rely on their experience to provide us with the best quality materials, able to ensure strength and durability over time.

We also only collaborate with reputable companies that have demonstrated the ability to tackle any construction challenge, offering efficient and innovative solutions. Their experienced team and exemplary approach give us confidence that every aspect of the build is handled with professionalism and attention to detail.

A particularly important aspect of our design and construction process is the use of advanced 3D BIM (Building Information Modeling) design technology. This method allows us to have a complete three-dimensional image of the building before the actual construction begins. This way, we can identify and correct potential problems at an early stage, ensuring that everything is designed and built to the highest safety standards and norms.

At h4l, our mission is to build more than just buildings; we want to create safe and comfortable homes where residents feel protected and encouraged to live their lives freely. Through our commitment to quality and safety, we want to be our customers’ trusted partner in their journey to finding the perfect home – a place they can truly call “home”.

Safety in case of an earthquake

By placing the elevator in the middle of the staircase we have not only minimized the noises the residents might have heard, but we also increased the flexibility of the building in case of an earthquake. The exterior walls will be made of 30 cm thick brick. When it comes to a phenomenon that can be extremely devastating, not only the building itself is a problem, but also the objects inside the apartments. The flexibility of the building ensured by 3D – BIM design increases the degree of safety so that the residents can live in a safe building to any earthquake.

At h4l we design everything to build spaces for life. In addition, e are opened to any questions you might have. We do everything in sight, to guarantee our customers that we offer them safe houses and total transparency.

If you want to find out more about how to assess if your apartment is safe in case of an earthquake, you can also see the websites below:

This article also exists in Romanian hereEste apartamentul meu sigur în caz de cutremur?​​