Information on school buildings, especially those retrofitted or involved in mitigation programs pre-quake, from the April 25, 2015, Nepal Earthquake.


Documentary on Building Back Safer Schools

September 2, 2015 by  
Filed under Curated Topics, School Buildings

Since 2012, Anne Sanquini, a PhD candidate of Geological Sciences at Stanford University has led a study of seismic- resistant schools and public buildings suggested by the National Society for Earthquake Technology (NSET) and engineers from the Department of Education with the help of Sundar Thapaliya,...


Non-profit’s school buildings fare well in EQ

July 17, 2015 by  
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The Room to Read-constructed building (right) survived both quakes unharmed, while the adjacent structure (left) was completely destroyed by the shaking. A San Francisco-based non-profit that builds schools and libraries in developing countries reports that its buildings fared well in the earthquake....


Professor’s low-cost school retrofit appears to have worked

July 6, 2015 by  
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A structural engineering professor at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological Institute has been implementing a low-cost retrofit for schools in SE Asia. “In Nepal, for instance, six school buildings which had their beam and column structures wrapped with low-cost materials like wire mesh and glass...


Some schools attempting to charge parents for quake repairs

June 24, 2015 by  
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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  
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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


Schools operating in red tagged buildings

June 9, 2015 by  
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from Republica


Performance of Earthbag Schools

June 8, 2015 by  
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Schools constructed with earthbag technology have been reported to have good performance in the Nepal earthquake and subsequent aftershocks. http://www.myrepublica.com/t20/item/22302-earthbag-school-buildings-proved-effective-and-safe-during-quakes.html source: http://www.myrepublica.com/t20/item/22302-earthbag-school-buildings-proved-effective-and-safe-during-quakes.html The...


Mandated school assessments and issues with temp classrooms

June 6, 2015 by  
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The Ministry of Education has stressed the need for code-based structural safety assessments of schools buildings, concerned that some schools have re-started classes without the proper checks. http://www.myrepublica.com/society/item/22195-moe-orders-safety-assessment-of-school-buildings.html For those...


Schools Begin to Reopen

June 1, 2015 by  
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Courtesy BBC According to the BBC, schools have begun to reopen in Nepal. Many are using rudimentary and temporary construction, such as bamboo and tarpaulins, but it’s an important step for the recovery of the country. Some estimates show 8,000 schools were closed in the immediate aftermath of...


Damage to schools threatens education system

May 13, 2015 by  
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The earthquakes in Nepal have caused server damage to educational infrastructure in Nepal. Wall collapse has been a common failure in smaller schools, and sever damage has even been reported in some newer construction. Even buildings at Kathmandu University have been found structurally unsound. It...


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