Training on Structural and Seismic Engineering C2C on Post-earthquake support on reconstruction

A. Case Study Overview

1. Activity/ Project Title:
Training on Structural and Seismic Engineering C2C on Post-earthquake support on reconstruction
2. Themes:
Disaster
3. Summary:  

CITYNET received a request from the Municipal Association of Nepal for technical support for the formulation of recovery plans. In response, Yokohama’s technical personnel provided technical training and advice for administrative personnel of the city of Kathmandu and other cities in its vicinity.

4. Sector:
City : Yokohama Housing and Architecture Bureau
5. Implementation Period:

FY2015 – 2019

6. Project Site :
Dispatch destination: Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal Kathmandu (the national capital), Lalitpur, Sankhu, and other cities
7. Stakeholders&Partners:

B. Objective:

8. Objectives:
An earthquake that struck Nepal in 2015 damaged many buildings and other structures in the city of Kathmandu. To support the city’s recovery, Yokohama personnel provided technical advice for the construction of buildings with excellent aseismic performance.

C. Activities

9. /Activities:
July 2015: First dispatch Initial survey
March 2016: Acceptance training Technical training, tour of inspection
☞Aseismic measures, public buildings
June 2016: Second dispatch Technical training, tour of inspection, memorandum of understanding
☞Building structure and aseismic measures
October 2016: Third dispatch Technical training, tour of inspection
☞Building structure, Japanese laws, measures for violations
March 2017: Acceptance training Technical training, tour of inspection
Quality control, earthquake resistance
July 2017: Fourth dispatch Technical training, tour of inspection, workshop
☞Quality control (contracting, execution, inspection)
November 2017: Fifth dispatch Technical training, tour of inspection, workshop
☞Quality control (execution, inspection)
March 2018: Acceptance training Technical training, tour of inspection, workshop
☞Quality control, safety management
January 2019: Sixth dispatch Workshop
Studies for preparation of a manual for citizens

D. Challenges and solutions:

10. Challenges and solutions:

Through the project, the technical personnel were made aware of differences in respects such as building-related laws and regulations as well as culture, religion, and social structure. While they faced various difficulties, the deepening of mutual understanding was an experience of great value, also for the future implementation of building administration based on the perspective of diversity.

E. Outcomes and Impacts:

11. Outcomes&Impacts:

After the conclusion of the training program, the technical personnel even provided support, using email, Skype, and other means, for the completion of a manual by Kathmandu city government for building owners, on how to make buildings more safe. On November 5, 2019, a ceremony was held to commemorate completion of the project, with publicity for it.

F. Budget:

12. Budget:

13. Source:
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