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The devastating earthquake of April 25th, 2015 and its aftershocks caused widespread damage to both life and properties. Housing and Human settlement sector were one of the most affected sectors. The Government of Nepal figures indicate that around 602,257 houses were fully damaged, 285,099 houses were partially damaged and loss of life was about 9000.

DUDBC has prepared the second volume of Design Catalogue and named it as “Catalogue for Reconstruction of Earthquake Resistant Houses Volume II". The Catalogue includes architectural design, structural detailing and material estimate. The main objective is to support urban and rural households in the reconstruction of their houses. The model designs of seventeen houses provided in the catalogue are placed under the following twelve technologies:

  • Interlocking Brick Masonry
  • Confined Hollow Concrete Block Masonry
  • Hollow Concrete Block Masonry
  • Compressed Stabilized Earth Block Masonry
  • Random Rubble Masonry with GI Wire Containment
  •  Bamboo and Stone Masonry Hybrid Structure
  • Rat Trap Bond Masonry
  • Earth Bag Masonry
  • Light Gauge Steel Structure
  • Steel Structure
  • Timber Structure
  • Debris block Masonry

The designs provided in this catalogue are based on calculations, model test and analytical tests as these technologies are not covered by Nepal National Building Code, 2060. These designs are approved by the Ministry of Urban Development. For each design included in the catalogue, the following information is provided:

  • 3D view of the design
  • Floor plans
  • Elevations
  • Section
  • Structural Details
  • Quantity estimate of major materials

Designs included in this catalogue can be selected and used as they are, for reconstruction of urban and rural housing. For designs, other than those included in this catalogue, detailed engineering design and approval from concerned authorities shall be done.