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


Schools with retrofit/new construction reported in good condition

May 6, 2015 by  
Filed under Curated Topics, School Buildings

A series of school buildings that have been retrofit or rebuilt are being reported as safe post-earthquake. Some of these schools including Kavre, Tanahun, Sindhupalchowk, Makawanpur, Nawalparasi, Sunsari, Udaipur, Rasuwa Royal, which are all located in the Kathmandu Valley. These buildings are being...


List of schools with documented retrofits / new construction

May 3, 2015 by  
Filed under Curated Topics, School Buildings

“Of the 10,000 schools in the Kathmandu Valley – half of the country’s schools – only 260 have been assessed and retrofitted” source The majority of retrofits were carried out using jacketing of walls with reinforced concrete. Rebuilds or new construction have been employing...


Social Media Posts about Schools

May 1, 2015 by  
Filed under Curated Topics, School Buildings

Posts on school retrofitted that survived the earthquake: Retrofitted by NSET: https://www.facebook.com/rajib.shaw.37/posts/885096094865351 By NSET and GHI (note the green  “safe” tag on the building):  https://www.facebook.com/GHI.org/posts/892927320785056 Facebook posts on school retrofit...


Schools Being Used as Shelters

May 1, 2015 by  
Filed under Curated Topics, School Buildings

Many schools in Nepal are being used as shelters.  Below are links and pictures of specific schools, but it is a widespread trend.  Given the focus on retrofitting and reconstructing schools as a high priority, it is not surprising that these buildings fared well in the earthquake.  Not only were...


Reports: “Nearly 5000 Schools Destroyed”

May 1, 2015 by  
Filed under Curated Topics, School Buildings

source: Save the Children Actors on the ground estimate that 80% of schools in affected areas outside of Kathmandu have sustained damage. Approximately 5,000 schools have been totally destroyed. (source) The UN’s daily situation report said yesterday there are 16,000 schools in the areas affected...


Past pushes for safer schools in Nepal

May 1, 2015 by  
Filed under Curated Topics, School Buildings

In 1998 the National Society for Earthquake Technology – Nepal (NSET) conducted a survey of public schools in the Kathmandu Valley region, their finding were published in a report written in collaboration with GeoHazards International and is avaialable for download: http://nset.org.np/nset2012/index.php/publication/publicationdetail/pubfileid-142/pubid-1/type-Recent They...


Tracy Becker and Laura Whitehurst co-curators for School Buildings

April 30, 2015 by  
Filed under School Buildings

Tracy Becker – McMaster University Welcome to Tracy Becker and Laura Whitehurst, who have volunteered to act as a lead curator of topical information of School Buildings. Dr. Becker is Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada. Tracy Becker’s faculty...


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