“Earthquake Does not Kill, Structures Do”: 17th Earthquake Safety week celebrated at Kathmandu University

Kathmandu University Civil Engineering Club organized a talk program to mark 17th Earthquake Safety week on Tuesday, January 6, 2015, emphasizing on the effects, consequences of earthquake, means to reduce its effects and what could be done during the earthquake.  The program was supported by Department of Civil and Geomatics Engineering, Geomatics Engineering Society and Kathmandu University Youth Red Cross Circle.

In the program Act HOD, Department of Civil and Geomatics Engineering, Dr. Prachand Man Pradhan illustrated the effects partially infilled walls would have in a framed structure during the earthquake. Mr Ramesh Adhikari, faculty at Department of Civil and Geomatics Engineering, highlighted the effects of an earthquake in structures and possible ways to reduce those effects. Mr Pramod Rai, a fourth year Civil Engineering student imparted with the dos and don’ts during and after earthquake occurred.

 

 

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The program was attended by Kathmandu University faculties, staff and students from various departments.

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The program concluded with the vote of thanks by Associate Dean (Administrative and Academic Affairs), School of Engineering, Prof. Dr. Ramesh Kumar Maskey. He shared his experiences of various earthquake events in his life.

 

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