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Stone and cement house under construction Suji, Manoj


While various materials have been used to construct houses, horizontal bands have been a consistent feature in new earthquake resistant houses that the government has been promoting after the 2015 earthquake. The reconstruction process has also seen the use of cement and iron rods to strengthen the structures, as seen in this under construction house. Taken during the 1st phase of fieldwork conducted by the research team based at Social Science Baha in Kathmandu, Nepal, as part of the SSHRC Partnership Development Grant, ‘Expertise, Labour and Mobility in Nepal’s Post-Conflict, Post-Disaster Reconstruction’. See project details at https://elmnr.arts.ubc.ca/.

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