Text Box:  	Some important points for the masonry houses in Turkey
 	The % 50 of the Turkey population lives in masonry houses. 
 	These buildings are constructed by unconscious building owners.
 	The strength of binding materials used between building materials like brick, stone is weak.
 	The heavy roof causes high level of earthquake induced lateral forces on masonry houses causing collapse or high damage

 	The conventional retrofitting techniques are
 	Difficult to apply

The aim of the project is to find a simple, cheap and applicable retrofitting technique.