Correction/ Exception Manual for Masonry Structure for Houses that have Been Built under the Housing Reconstruction Program


This manual has been developed for technical staff to identify exceptions in relation to certain MRs under certain conditions and also to go through the process of implementing required corrections so that they could guide the households.

This manual is applicable within certain limitations as guided by NBC 202 and NBC 203, which are based on the NBC 105 seismic design code. The corrections and the exceptions set forth in this manual are applicable only to the residential houses that were constructed after the Gorkha earthquake in 2015 under the GoN housing reconstruction program. The manual intends to achieve the minimum acceptable structural safety envisioned in NBC 105. The designs mentioned in the manual are ready-to-use designs for all structural components, but some provisions mentioned are set as advisory measures.





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