Kathmandu’s earthquake wreckage reveals signs of shift toward safer construction

While rescue efforts continue in the Kathmandu region, a much-needed conversation about local building codes and practices is beginning to emerge through the rubbles into the light. Volunteer experts who traveled to Nepal to assess the situation speak of positive signs that seismic-proof building practices are present in some recent infrastructure, crediting Nepal’s National Society for Earthquake Technology and nonprofit groups such as GeoHazards International. A lot of work remains to be done with regard to knowledge transfer and best practices, ahead of rebuilding. The good news is that the seeds have already been sowed.

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Kathmandu’s earthquake wreckage reveals signs of shift toward safer construction

While rescue efforts continue in the Kathmandu region, a much-needed conversation about local building codes and practices is beginning to emerge through the rubbles into the light. Volunteer experts who traveled to Nepal to assess the situation speak of positive signs that seismic-proof building practices are present in some recent infrastructure, crediting Nepal’s National Society for Earthquake Technology and nonprofit groups such as GeoHazards International. A lot of work remains to be done with regard to knowledge transfer and best practices, ahead of rebuilding. The good news is that the seeds have already been sowed.

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