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Wooden poles for pillars Subedi, Prakash


Earthquake resistant construction requires that the masonry walls be tied with horizontal bands and pillars at intervals. The pillars can be either reinforced concrete if the owner can afford it or simple wooden poles as in this photo. 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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