Information on housing impacts from the April 25, 2015, Nepal Earthquake.


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...


Build Change Post-Disaster Reconnaissance Report

June 16, 2015 by  
Filed under Housing

Build Change Post-Disaster Reconnaissance Report


Photos of Damage to Houses due to May 12 Shaking

May 13, 2015 by  
Filed under Housing

Location: Katmandu, Nepal (NDTV) Location: Katmandu, Nepal (Photo/Bikram Rai) (NSET) (NSET) Location: Katmandu, Nepal (Associated Press) (twitter) People walk along the debris of the collapsed houses after a fresh 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, in Sankhu May 12, 2015. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar Location:...


Housing Situation Assessment – May 8

May 9, 2015 by  
Filed under Housing

New Government figures as of 6 May (20:00, UTC +5:45) show that the number of houses destroyed in the earthquake-affected districts is at least twice as high as previously reported; 284,455 houses have now been confirmed destroyed and another 234,102 damaged (OCHA). According to OCHA assessment cell‟s...


Estimate of population directly affected by destroyed houses – May 6

May 9, 2015 by  
Filed under Housing

Estimate of population directly affected by destroyed houses (6 May 2015). The numbers here should be seen as indicative only. Analysis based on an estimate of the number of buildings destroyed (not including government buildings) and the average number of people per household in each district (source).


Photos of Damage to Houses in Nepal

May 7, 2015 by  
Filed under Housing

Rural Nepal. Source: Tom Newby Rural Nepal. Source: Tom Newby Rural Nepal. Source: Tom Newby Rural Nepal. Source: Tom Newby Melamchi. Source: Tom Newby Melamchi. Source: Tom Newby Chautara. Source: Sitanshu Kar Sathi Ghar homes rubble. Source: IRFC Sakhu temporary shelters. Source: The Associated...


News Articles from May 1 to May 6, 2015 on Housing in Nepal

May 7, 2015 by  
Filed under Housing

Kathmandu More than a thousand engineers inspect quake-damaged buildings in Nepal’s capital Most buildings in Kathmandu deemed uninhabitable or unsafe following quake Nepal’s Fast Urbanization and Lax Enforcement Add to Quake’s Toll Amid Katmandu’s Earthquake Wreckage, Hints of a Shift to...


Ready to Use Guideline for Details of Low Rise Reinforced Concrete Buildings without Masonry Infill from the Nepal Building Code

May 7, 2015 by  
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There has been a proliferation of reinforced concrete (RC) framed buildings constructed in the urban and semi-urban areas of Nepal in the last 35 years. Most of these buildings have relied on little seismic design considerations. The RUD Guideline presents ready-to-use designs intended for non-professional...


Video of Building Damages – With Locations

May 6, 2015 by  
Filed under Housing

Video of Building Damages after the Earthquake – Locations Identified


Historic Earthquakes in Nepal – Reconnaissance Reports

May 6, 2015 by  
Filed under Housing

1934 Nepal–Bihar earthquake Bihar, India – Nepal 1934 January 15 08:43 UTC Magnitude 8.1 10,700 deaths. Extreme damage (X) in the Sitamarhi-Madhubani, India area, where most buildings tilted or sank up to 1 m (3 ft) into the thick alluvium. Sand covered the sunken floors up to 1 m deep. This...


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