Earthquake Safe Communities in Nepal

Engineers Training on Seismic Evaluation of Building Design and Drawings concluded in Lalitpur

To assist municipalities on effective implementation of National Building Code, Technical Support for Building Code Implementation in Nepal (TSBCIN) program of National Society for Earthquake Technology-Nepal (NSET) has successfully accomplished an Engineers’ Training on Seismic Evaluation of Building Design and Drawings at Tewa, Dhapkhel, Lalitpur.

The five-day training was organized during 30th July to 3rd August 2018 under USAID/OFDA funded NSET/ TSBCIN program. A total of 25 civil engineers from as many municipalities participated in the training. The participants comprised of engineers being involved in the building permit section of the various municipalities such as Birendranagar, Bhimdutta, Nepalgunj, Dhangadhi, Godawari, Bheriganga, Sainamaina, Suklagandaki, Bardaghat, Kawasoti, Gaindakot, Vyas, Damak, Kamal, Mithila, Bardibas, Janakpur, Manthali, Bharatpur, Dharan, Dhankuta, Baglung, Itahari, Suklaphanta and Narayan.

Mr. Dwarika Shrestha, Deputy Director General, Department of Urban Development and Building Construction (DUDBC) distributed certificates to the participants amidst a program organized at the end of training. Mr. Surya Narayan Shrestha, Executive Director, NSET, Dr. Ramesh Guragain, Deputy Executive Director, NSET and Mr. Santosh Gywali, AID Development Program Specialist, USAID were also present at the program.

Speaking at the program, Mr. Surya Narayan Shrestha, Executive Director of NSET Nepal clarified the main purpose of the training and highlighted need of promoting uniformity for the effective implementation of building code in terms of process and standard.

Mr. Dwarika Shrestha, chief guest of the program, urged all participants to utilize the skills they learned from training at local level. On the occasion, engineers Raju Aryal from Gaindakot Municipality and Hasrat Ali Dharan Sub-Metropolitan City expressed their remarks about training course.

"I am now fully enlightened with mistakes and ways to be corrected in the house drwings as per building code," said Mr. Aryal. Likewise, Mr. Ali said, "pre-test and post-test of training helped us manifest participants’ knowledge and skill," adding, "the training has tremendously helped enhance my skill and I am more confident now."

American Society of Nepalese Engineers (ASNEngr) along with participating municipalities and USAID/OFDA provided financial assistance to organize the training.


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