Diskripsi Pengetahuan Mandor Konstruksi dalam Bidang Rekayasa Bangunan Tahan Gempa
Keywords:Earthquake disaster, Construction workforce, Eearthquake-resistant building, Training, Education
Recently, Indonesia people tend to build Masonry Walled Houses (Rumah Tembokan) type rather than the others so that the number of that type is increasing. This tendency is due to the advantages possessed by the type i.e. elevating the social status of house owners in addition to affordable price and superior in durablility of the material.However, the type has disadvantages; those are relatively heavy and brittle. Therefore, this type is prone to earthquakes and considered to be the major factor of cousing most earthquake disasters In Indonesia. The development of “Rumah Tembokan” in earthquake-prone areas, such as in most parts of Indonesia, must comply with the standards of earthquake resistant buildings. One of the requirements of construction of earthquake-resistant building is well-trained workforces. It is reality that many kinds of construction in Indonesia are conducted by untrained workforces. This condition training for such construction workforce needs to be endorsed. In order to improve the effectiveness of the training, prior the training, knowledge of construction workers must be identified. The purpose of this study was to find out the descriptions of knowledge construction foremans with comparing their knowledge in the upper-structure, the substructure, and the materials.The research method can be divided into two main principles, namely the method of data collection and data processing methods. Data was collected by interviews based on questionnaires. Data processing is conducted by the comparation between the knowledge values and then validated by a statistics test. The result of this study indicates
that the knowledge of construction foreman relatively low in the area of upper structure.
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