Plinth construction of a house Suji, Manoj
Horizontal bands as earthquake resistant measures have been recommended in the new constructions after the 2015 earthquake. Here, the band goes all along the stone masonry wall. 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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