Tags: construction

UAE Climate Change Risks & Resilience: an overview of climate change risks to 12 key sectors

This report aims to improve awareness and understanding of the risks posed by climate change among public and private sector policymakers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It provides findings and recommendations to catalyse action, increase the prioritisation of climate change in the UAE, and encourage greater implementation of evidence-based adaptation measures. The report discusses the role of …

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Nepal Urban Housing Sector Profile

Based on research by a team of Nepalese and international experts, this report carries out an analysis of five key elements related to urban housing and settlement – land, basic services, housing finance, building materials and construction technologies, and labour. It gives an assessment of how these components are governed by policy, institutional and legal …

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Cement Trust

An NGO and consortium of cement producers that works to improve supply chain management for cement production. is looking to help builders reach a goal of 3,000 PSI cement rather than the 1,200 PSI cement that can typically be achieved with hand-mixing with a shovel. Cement Trust website, Interview with Bruce Christensen, general manager of …

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Notes d’orientation pour la construction d’écoles plus sûres

Les Notes d’orientation pour la construction d’écoles plus sûres présentent un cadre de principes directeurs et de mesures générales pour élaborer un plan spécifique permettant de remédier à cette grave brèche qui empêche la réalisation de l’Éducation pour tous (EPT) et les Objectifs du Millénaire pour le Développement (OMD) en créant et en modernisant des bâtiments …

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What are the tricks for Constructing Earthquake-resistant Buildings?

“This booklet targets the key players in the construction process of non-engineered building construction aiming to empower them with the new knowledge to fulfill the basic requirements of earthquake resistant buildings. This booklet can be distributed to the comunities, to the social workers and disaster related organizations as an awareness tool for creating the demand …

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Retrofitting of Commmon Frame Structural (Pillar System) Houses

This publication is a consice version of the results and suggestions of the research project – Development of Seismic Retrofitting Scheme for Typical Nepali Non-Engineered Masonry Infill Reinforced Concrete Framed Buildings – conducted by Ms. Hima Shreshta, Structural Engineer of NSET, under the Applied Research Grants Program for Disaster Risk Reduction Round II funded by …

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Sustainable Reconstruction in Urban Areas: A Handbook

This handbook on sustainable reconstruction in urban areas seeks to unpack the problems that many organisations are confronted with in urban reconstruction and provide step-by-step guidance on how to design and implement housing reconstruction programmes in cities. Sustainable Reconstruction in Urban Areas: A Handbook http://www.ifrc.org/PageFiles/95526/publications/Urban%20reconstruction%20Handbook%20IFRC-SKAT.pdf

NSET materials on school earthquake preparedness

Range of materials developed by the National Society for Earthquake Technology-Nepal (NSET) on school earthquake preparedness, safe school construction, and school preparedness curricula. School Earthquake Preparedness: A TOT Manual for Teachers Training, Protection of Educational Buildings Against Earthquake – Manual for Designers and Builders, Seismic Vulnerability of the Public School Buildings of Kathmandu Valley and Methods for Reducing …

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