Seismic Hazard and Common Building Types

May 8, 2015 by  
Filed under Design Codes and Construction Practices

Seismic hazard map of Nepal (from Wijeyewickrema et al. 2011)

Seismo map

Number of buildings and building types (from Chaulagain et al. 2015)

Note: BM/SM: mud-bonded brick/stone masonry (common all over the country); W: wooden (popular in southern part); BC/SC: cement-bonded bricks/stone masonry (mainly in southern part and Kathmandu); RCC: reinforced concrete (common new construction in municipalities); A: other; mainly adobe masonry.


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