TMA 38

TMA 38

National Zoning Plan #38

Israeli standard for resistance of buildings against earthquakes, IS 413, entered into force in 1975. According to estimates, most of the buildings were built in Israel until 1980 do not meet this standard. Reinforcement cost structures and suitability for repair is relatively high. Purpose of the plan 38 is to allow obtaining a building permit without the need for strengthening the structure of preparing a detailed plan, thus encouraging homeowners to strengthen the buildings they own. Main incentive for homeowners resulting from the program is awarding building rights. Areas with high land value has plan 38 wave of initiatives, the owners of apartments and houses get many suggestions for strengthening structures within the framework of the master plan.