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 Nepal - one of the most seismically vulnerable countries in the world.

Engineers Training on  Huge human and property loss during 1934 and 1988 earthquakes.
Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of Buildings: Pre Disaster  Human and property loss in recent September 2011 Taplejung-Sikkim
5−7 January 2015, Lalittpur , Nepal
Earthquake in Nepal.
Course Introduction  Earthquakes do not kill people but unsafe buildings do.
Introduction and Course
19-21 June 2011 Objectives
 Seismic vulnerability assessment and retrofit of weak buildings is a
pressing need against impending future earthquake in Nepal
 Present National Building Code of Nepal focuses only on new
building constructions.
Technical Support By:
Supported By: National Society For Earthquake  Seismic vulnerability of existing building stock is not known
Organized By:
USAID/OFDA Technology− Nepal
National Society for Earthquake
Technology Nepal,  Need of training to the Engineers and Practitioners about the
Seismic vulnerability assessment of buildings.
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Objectives of the
Training Course Overview

Main Objective: The program will cover following core sessions:

 Earthquake resistant design philosophy
 To provide training to civil engineers/practitioners on
seismic vulnerability assessment of existing buildings  Basics of seismic evaluation and rehabilitation
in Nepal. After completion of the training the  Seismic evaluation of buildings by qualitative method
participants should be able to determine the probable
 Case study and seismic evaluation of RC frame and
performance of existing building in large scale
masonry building
 Field visit and seismic evaluation of the selected
 The outcome of assessment can be used in future
building by participants
disaster mitigation plans.

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Course Documents Course Methodology

 Interactive presentation
Instructors’ Workbook
 Sharing of experiences
35% Theory

Participants’ Workbook  Case studies

Case Study

 Exercise 15%

Power Point Slide

 Simple exercises on qualitative building
evaluation of the selected building
 Duration – 3 days
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Certification and
Course evaluation
 “Certificate of Completion” given to the participants who
attend all the sessions of the course.
 Absence in any sessions of the course results to
incompletion of the course Ground Rule
Course Evaluation:
 Pre-test and post test for the participants.

 Evaluation of the course by participants in terms of

relevance, contents and delivery
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