This document provides practical criteria and guidance for evaluating earthquake damage to buildings with primary lateral-force-resisting systems consisting of reinforced concrete frames and masonry buildings which are prevalent in Nepal. The procedures in this manual are intended to characterize the observed damage caused by the earthquake in terms of the loss of building performance capability. The intended users of this document are primarily practicing engineers with experience in concrete and masonry design and construction with a basic understanding of earthquake-resistant design and construction. Information in this document also may be useful to building owners, and government agencies; however, these users should consult with a qualified engineer for interpretation or specific application of the document.
Ramesh Guragain, Hima Shrestha, Ram Chandra Kandel