Disaster Resilient Communities in Nepal by 2050

Shake Table Demonstration of PP Band Technique in Pakistan

Supporting Agency: JICA/Pakistan, Tokyo University

Country: Pakistan
Location within Country: Muzaffarabad and Bagh
Project Period: Feb – March 2006

The Program:
NSET provided technical assistance to JICA/Pakistan in association with Tokyo University to conduct a shake table demonstration of model buildings with PP Band technology in Muzaffarabad and Bagh (earthquake affected areas) of Pakistan. The objective of the program was to raise awareness of earthquake resistant construction technology to the large number of people in Pakistan and disseminate information on new PP Band technology in building construction and train the technicians on this new technology in Pakistan as well as see the possibility to bring this new construction technique to Nepal. The program period was for two months (Feb –Mar 2006) for making the model buildings and conducting the shaking table demonstration.

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