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Structural Safety

Any physical construction to reduce or avoid possible impacts of hazards, or application of engineering techniques to achieve hazard-resistance and resilience in structures or systems.

Nepal: Building codes

20 Nov 2014, Republica

'We must all recognize the importance of ensuring Nepal’s preparation for earthquakes and other disasters. Promoting safer buildings is a critical aspect of Nepal’s future, and we welcome the commitment shown by a wide range of stakeholders in defining the framework for the National Plan of Action for Safer Buildings'...


Extracts of progress reports by progress indicator on the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action
  • Indicator 4.1 [PDF, 104Kb]Disaster risk reduction is an integral objective of environment related policies and plans, including for land use natural resource management and adaptation to climate change
  • Indicator 4.4 [PDF, 101Kb]Planning and management of human settlements incorporate disaster risk reduction elements, including enforcement of building codes
  • Indicator 4.5 [PDF, 87Kb]Disaster risk reduction measures are integrated into post disaster recovery and rehabilitation processes

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