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Horizontal band use in masonry wall Subedi, Prakash


Horizontal bands are widely incorporated in new housing reconstruction, as encouraged by the new earthquake resistant building codes. Note the wooden pillars to add additional floor space beyond the government-approved design. 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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