Study of traditional construction systems in Nepalese rural areas.
During the construction processes of prototypes (25+) and houses (75+), ranging from apprentices, mason helpers, masons, operators and workers to the beneficiaries themselves. Certificates distributed July 2017.
Seismic-resistant construction system approved by the NRA (Nepalese Reconstruction Authority). Developed to adapt to the rural environment and currently available throughout the country for anybody to implement. It is an easy-to-build, fast and low-cost construction technique.
The system, a combination of different retrofitting techniques, is very simple, low-cost and effective. It improves the seismic-resistance of traditional Nepalese stone and mud architecture and enjoys a perfect cultural and landscape adaptation.
Provided with seismic-resistant features: prototypes, new homes and reinforced houses, where the various developed construction systems have been implemented.
Provided with a chimney and an improved cooking stove. It also includes the corresponding awareness sessions, having impacted about 1000 families throughout Bhimphedi Municipality (developed in 4 months).
Distributed in remote areas, including water treatment training sessions, performed along with awareness on chimneys and smoke-free kitchens.
The first satellite map of the municipality, waste management report, dossier of photographs of historical buildings, advice and advocacy for the preservation of historical heritage.
Videos about Safe Houses to be used in awareness sessions. All together, they have more than 20,000 views on YouTube, with Block Wood or Stone leading with 16,000 views.
Documents for dissemination and divulgation of the acquired knowledge, with more than 20 downloadable documents.
Fundació Privada Petit Món
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Rotary Club of Kantipur
Hotel Shanker, Lazimpat
Phohora Durbar, Bazaar