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Seminar on “Earthquake Risk Management in Developing Countries”

Professor Dr. Hari Krishna Shrestha and Assistant Professor Ganesh K Bhattarai attended the seminar on "Earthquake Risk Management in Developing Countries from nec. The detail are are given below.

Seminar on “Earthquake Risk Management in Developing Countries”

Organized by:

International Centre for Urban Safety Engineering (ICUS), Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Nepal Engineers Association (NEA)

National Society of Earthquake Technology (NSET) Nepal

In association with:

Society of Engineers for Rural Development Nepal (SERDeN)

Venue: DoLIDAR Hall, Shree Mahal, Pulchowk

Date: January 07, 2013

Presenter: Prof.Dr.Kimiro MEGURO, Director ICUS, Japan

Prof .Dr. Meguro is founder of ICUS. Prof. Meguro contributed a lot in Engineering, mainly in Retrofitting .His aim to reduce the cost of Retrofitting in Developing countries is highly appreciable.

Prof. started his presentation with describing the components of Disaster Management. The components are Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Recovery. Meguro stated that Total management of Disaster is the sum of Risk Management and Crisis Management. He focused on creating Disaster Resilient Built Environment and Disaster Resilient people. He also light up the fact that, the collapse of non –engineered Reinforced Concrete structures cause more death.

Dr. Meguro proposed PP band (Plastic Polymer) as a retrofitting material in low cost structures. PP band is quite cheap and strong. The 0.6 mm thick PP band can hold 150kg load. According to need, the thickness of band can be increase. The load bearing wall can be retrofitted by constructing the mesh of PP band. This method of retrofitting will be very helpful in the developing countries. The promotion of Retrofitting can be done by:

a) Government Incentive promotion system

b) Self promotion system

c) Joint Organization promotion system

Professor Dr.  Hari Krishna Shrestha and Assistant Professor Ganesh K Bhattarai attended the seminar from nec

For further queries and information, please contact Assistant Professor Mr. Ganesh K Bhattarai.

Last Updated (Thursday, 10 January 2013 14:04)


nec organized seminar on Geotechnics and Geohazards

A One-day seminar on Geotechnics and Geohazards was held on Friday, 23rd November 2012 at Hotel Himalaya in Lalitpur, Nepal. The program was organized by Nepal Geotechnical Society and Asian Technical Committee for Geotechnical Issues of Natural Hazards(ATC-3), in association with Nepal Engineering College(nec) and ITECO Nepal. This is the second international seminar of 2012 which nec organized or jointly organized in association with different organizations of Nepal. The program was inaugurated by Mr. Tulasi Prasad Sitaula, Secretary, Ministry of Physical Planning and Transport Management, Government of Nepal.

The keynote lecture was delivered by Prof.Dr. Ikuo Towhata of the University of Tokyo and chair of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE ATC-3). Prof. Dr. Mitsu Okamura of Ehime University (Japan) and Prof.Dr. Hemanta Hazarika of Kyushu University (Japan) delivered special lectures. Nine technical papers were presented in the activities conducted in Japan. The technical papers were focused on mitigation of the landslide hazards and seismic hazards, which are very pertinent in the field of disaster risk management in Nepal.

Prof.Dr. Hari Krishna Shrestha of nec chaired one of he technical sessions of the seminar. Six academic staffs form the Department of Civil Engineering of nec, Prof.Dr. Hari Krishna Shrestha, Ms. Bindu Khanal, Mr. Bhim Dahal, Mr. Umesh KC, Ms.Niharika Kharel and Mr.Dibangar Khoteja, actively participated in the seminar

Last Updated (Wednesday, 28 November 2012 03:42)


Asian Paints Architecture Students Design Competition

Asian Paints Architecture students design competition 2012, was jointly organized by Asian Paints Nepal Pvt. Ltd. and Architecture Department, Nepal Engineering College
Yesterday, 26th September 2012. Eligibility for the competition were students from the fourth year. nec family would like to congratulate all the participating students and the winners. Below is the result of competition.
Winner: Raman Kapali with cash prize Rs.40,000, certificate and trophy
First runner up: Pragati Shrestha with cash prize Rs.25,000, certificate and trophy
Second runner up: Sanju Maharjan with cash prize Rs. 15,000, certificate and trophy

Last Updated (Friday, 28 September 2012 00:58)


Important Notice for Scholarship

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Last Updated (Saturday, 15 September 2012 12:22)


Congratulations to Associate Professor Toya Narayan Poudel

nec family would like to congratulate Associate Professor Mr. Toya Narayan Poudel for being appointed Chief of "Quality Education Management Office". We wish Professor well.

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