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Engineers’ Workshop on “Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of Existing Buildings”

Engineers’ and Sub-engineers workshop on “Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of Existing Buildings” was conducted on 19-21 June at Agricultural Training Centre, Thimi, Bhaktapur. The program was organized by Department of Education, Government of Nepal and sponsored by Asian Development Bank. There were altogether 24 numbers of participants from Department of Education which include 2 from private firm. The overall objective of the training was to provide training to sub/civil engineers and structural engineers on seismic vulnerability assessment of existing buildings in Nepal. The training participants were able to learn the basic steps of seismic vulnerability assessment of a building and determine the probable performance of the building in large scale earthquake. The assessment methodology also helps in determining whether the building is within the acceptable limit of Life safety or needs demolition/ seismic strengthening of a building.

 
Participants attending the engineers' workshop on Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of Existing Buildings
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