Information on design codes and construction practices from the April 25, 2015, Nepal earthquake.


Nepal Building Code: Related Documents

Several Indian codes and standards are incorporated in the undergraduate curriculum in Nepal and are also widely used for the construction of modern buildings. The following is a list of main Indian codes relevant to Nepal’s construction practices: 1. IS456 for concrete structures 2. IS800 for...


Seismic Hazard and Common Building Types

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


Nepal National Building Code (NBC): An Overview

Nepal national building code (NBC) was first drafted in 1994 following the lessons learned from the 1988 M6.8 earthquake which killed more than 700 people in Nepal. The NBC was approved by the government in 2003 and is a legally binding document in all 130 municipalities. Note however, that no such regulation...


Deepak Pant is now curator for Design Codes and Construction Practices

Welcome to Deepak Pant, who has volunteered to act as curator of information on Design Codes and Construction Practices from the Nepal Earthquake of April 25, 2015.