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It is recommended that manufacturers and donors answer the following questions before supplying emergency stores:

· What is the correct 3-second gust speed for the exact location of the store?

· Have adequate foundations been provided, especially in sandy soils?

· Is the structure shape adequately covered by CP3?

· Are the properties of the cladding materials known for tropical exposure?

· Have diagrammatic, easily comprehensible erection instructions been provided ?

In this context the following addresses may be useful.

Gust speeds are obtained from reliable local data or from:

The Meteorological Office
Advisory Services
London Road
Berks RG12 2SZ
United Kingdom
Telephone: 0344 420242
Telex: 849801

If there is some doubt about design, manufacturers and donors can contact: The Buildings and Livestock Division Agricultural and Food Research Council (AFRC) Institute of Engineering Research

Wrest Park
Bedford MK45 5HS
United Kingdom
Telephone: 0525 60000
Telex: 825808


Department of the Environment
Building Research Establishment (BRE)
Overseas Division
Building Research Station
Watford WD2 7JR
United Kingdom
Telephone: 0923 894040
Telex: 923220

for advice on tropical applications.