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Earthquake proof schools – Improving seismic safety and resilience of schools in Nepal, Bristol

  • Lecture
  • Bristol
  • 10 July 2018
  • 18:00 - 19:30
Earthquake proof schools – Improving seismic safety and resilience of schools in Nepal, Bristol

About this event

In 2015, images of the devastation caused by the Nepal earthquake were beamed around the world: 9,000 lives lost, 3.5 million people left homeless, and entire neighbourhoods flattened. How do we stop that from happening again?

The challenge for Nepal and other low-to-middle income countries, is finding ways to make buildings more secure so that lives aren't put at excessive risk and so that communities can recover more quickly at an affordable financial cost.

This landmark project draws on knowledge and experience from Nepal and around the world, incorporating earthquake, structural and geotechnical engineers, seismologists, earth scientists, computer scientists, social scientists, stakeholders, decision-makers and more.

Anastasios will describe the University of Bristol's involvement within this project and the use of the seismic shaking table to see how replicas of Nepalese classrooms, strengthened with cost effective techniques, perform under seismic excitation.

Speakers

  • Anastasios Sextos, Reader (Assoc. Professor) in Earthquake Engineering, University of Bristol.

Event venue

University of Bristol
Pugsley Lecture Theatre
Queen’s Building
Bristol
Bristol BS8 1TR
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Katie Sharrocks

e: katie.sharrocks@ice.org.uk
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