Women’s Earthbag Roundhouse Community Center in Nepal

“The UNM4Nepal team recently returned from their second successful trip to Nepal, where they built a Women’s Community Center in one of the earthquake-stricken rural districts.

Building team of Women’s Earthbag Community Center in Nepal
Building team of Women’s Earthbag Community Center in Nepal

UNM4Nepal, a humanitarian engineering group developed in the Civil Engineering Department, completed the second phase of their project with the construction of a dodecagonal parallel Pratt steel truss roof, exterior flat stone façade wall, and recycled flat stone tile flooring. The circular earthbag structure is in the footprint of an old health clinic that collapsed during the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal in Spring of 2015. The team used locally-sourced material, construction demolition waste (CDW), hired local labor, and hosted an All-Hands Meeting with local community members as part of their building resilient communities’ initiative.”

Virtual tour of the Women’s Community Center in Nepal!
UNM4Nepal Team Completes Second Successful Trip
Wow, it’s so beautiful. The stonework is exceptional. Love the roof, too. Great work guys.

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  2. It would be great if the UNM4Nepal team would release the complete plans for free on the Internet soon. This is what Nepal needs and this is what the world needs now. Folks, the world is in a state of crisis. A whole team of world class engineers with expertise in earthquakes and building design) has put hundreds of hours into this design. It sounds to me like they’re going to move on to other things so please share this freely with the world.


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