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  • Shock Safe Nepal

    Shock Safe Nepal | Last weeks in Nepal

    Jan 11, 2018

    We have been spending almost 8 weeks now in Nepal, which means our time is almost done here! All bricks have been tested and the 10th of January we will be back in the Netherland, finishing the report.

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    Shock Safe Nepal | 5 Weeks later

    Dec 21, 2017

    We have now spent 5 weeks in Kathmandu, this means that our time in Nepal is coming to an end.
    Together with Build Up Nepal, an NGO, who is building with CSEB (compressed stabilized earth bricks) to make earthquake resilient housing, we are researching the hardening curves of the bricks. The bricks have to harden for 28 days, so it would be great if we could predict the final strength of the bricks after just several days.

  • Shock Safe Nepal

    Shock Safe Nepal | First two weeks

    Dec 7, 2017

    It has been 2,5 weeks since we arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal. Slowly we find our way round this chaotic city covered with smog.

Shock Safe Nepal

We are the sixth team of Shock Safe Nepal, a multidisciplinary project which has been set up after the devastating earthquake which hit Nepal in 2015. Shock Safe Nepal works together with the local population to rebuild the houses in Nepal earthquake safe.

The reconstruction has been coming up to speed last year. However, the previous group has seen that the bricks which were used for building the new houses differ a lot in quality, especially in the more remote villages. That’s why our team is focusing on improving the Compressed Stabilized Earth Bricks (CSEB). A sustainable building material produced on site, which is often used by the NGO Build Up Nepal. Together with this partner we want to improve the overall quality of CSEB and try to sustain these material properties in all buildings.