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Promoting Safer Construction Practice- Training the masons in Nepal

Construction of residential buildings in a developing country like Nepal is primarily carried out by the informal sector, mostly the owner/builders. The prevailing construction practice does not... More


Building Code Implementation in Dharan Municipality

Dharan is one of the municipalities which have effectively implemented the building code in recent years.

It took almost a decade for Dharan to recover from the effect of the devastation... More


Developing and Implementing Emergency Response Plan of a Bheri Zonal Hospital in Nepal

Hospitals would be among the first institutions to be affected after a disaster, natural or human induced. Because of the heavy demand placed on their services at the time of a disaster,... More


School Earthquake Safety Program (SESP)

Despite the high risk of earthquakes, school construction in Nepal has largely ignored issues of structural safety and they are built very informally just like common residential buildings. Over... More


Disaster Preparedness for Safer Schools (DPSS)

Schools in Nepal and the region are highly vulnerable to different kinds of disasters. Disaster awareness and preparedness at the schools is very low. There is urgent need of disaster... More


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