Some schools attempting to charge parents for quake repairs

June 24, 2015 by  
Filed under Curated Topics, School Buildings

Several schools have been caught and reprimanded for attempting to get money from parents for repairing quake-damaged schools. Some notes on this article: 100 Nepali rupees = 1 US dollar; Nepal uses its own calendar with different months than the Gregorian calendar (Baisakh = mid-April-mid-May, Jeth...


“Earthquake-proof” Temporary Schools Being Erected

June 24, 2015 by  
Filed under Curated Topics, School Buildings

Prefab schools built of UVPC are being installed. http://www.batemansbaypost.com.au/story/3166193/quake-proof-school-planned-as-monsoon-closes-on-nepal/?cs=229


Early Recovery Nepal: Ongoing and completed activities, 18 June 2015

June 23, 2015 by  
Filed under Housing

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Reconstruction Ordinance

June 23, 2015 by  
Filed under Housing

The government is preparing to issue an ordinance to form a high-level committee to undertake post-earthquake reconstruction projects. (Nepali Times) Government spokesman Minendra Rijal said an Ordinance on Authority for Reconstruction of the Structures Damaged by Earthquake has been forwarded to President...


Architects’ point of the view

June 17, 2015 by  
Filed under General Information

ARCHINET (April, 30th 2015) How Architects Can Help Nepal (And Learn From Past Disastrous Mistakes/Successes) ARCHITECTURAL RECORD (May, 20th 2015) From the Rubble: Architects and Preservationists Assess How to Aid Nepal THE DAILY BEST (May, 25th 2015) Pritzker Price Winner Shigeru Ban will deploy...


Video, main shock seismic record lined up with security camera footage

Engineering firm Exponent created an interesting video by synchronizing the recording of the main shock by station KATNP with video footage recorded in a building nearby (note: seismic instrument is NOT in the same building). You can see the server racks move relative to the floor (the floor is moving...


Build Change Post-Disaster Reconnaissance Report

June 16, 2015 by  
Filed under Housing

Build Change Post-Disaster Reconnaissance Report


Earthquake a Wake-up Call for Hydropower Developers

June 14, 2015 by  
Filed under Dams and Hydropower

Taking lessons from the damages caused by the April 25 earthquake and series of aftershocks, hydropower developers in Nepal are to be more vigilant in undertaking study on geological and earthquake induced landside hazards. As landslides were one of the main causes of damage, the developers have also...


Some facts on damage to hydropower sector

June 13, 2015 by  
Filed under Dams and Hydropower

Some facts on damage to hydropower sector from the recent 7.8 magnitude earthquake: The Ministry of Energy has estimated losses worth $185 million to Nepal’s hydropower sector from the April 25 2015 earthquake.  600,000 households have lost access to electricity. Both existing power projects and...


EERI Reconnaissance Team Wraps Up Mission in Nepal

June 10, 2015 by  
Filed under EERI Updates

Damage to heritage sites in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan is less than some media reports have implied, but still significant. Nearly 750 monuments were damaged by the April 25, 2015 earthquake and its aftershocks, with approximately half collapsed. (Photo by EERI team member Suraj Shrestha.) The EERI...


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