POST EARTHQUAKE QUICK DAMAGE INSPECTION OF BUILDINGS IN NEPAL
Supervisor: Taiki SAITO
This study focuses on the post earthquake quick damage inspection of buildings in Nepal. A post earthquake quick damage inspection system for the typical building typology of Nepal has been proposed after a thorough analysis of various aspects of vulnerability of building typologies prevalent in Nepal based on standard professional engineering practice. The paper, firstly, presents damage grade classification of individual elements of building structure, index of stability in terms of drift angle and resistance and, details of system of inspection including quick inspection sheet and posting placard for building usability as developed in this study. Later, it outlines a proposal to establish the system in the country with implementation plan of operation, organizational structure, necessary qualification and training system required for inspectors. The study is expected to provide a basis for post-earthquake risk management of damaged buildings in Nepal.
|Citation: ||Bulletin of IISEE, 42, 85-90.|