Nepal Earthquake Disaster Response Reconstruction and Mitigation
International Development Work

Nepal Earthquake Disaster Response Reconstruction and Mitigation

Location: Nepal
Year: 2015 – 2016

Miyamoto earthquake engineering experts landed in Nepal within three days of the April 2015, magnitude-7.8 earthquake to provide support to local entities responding to the crisis. In the immediate aftermath, many large organizations stepped up to provide immediate relief by supplying food and water, temporary shelter and medical support. While this support is critical, we provide expert earthquake structural engineering and reconstruction advice quickly, such as assessing whether homes and buildings are safe to re-enter and helping local government officials develop a plan for rebuilding or retrofitting to seismic standards that will withstand the next large earthquake.

To date, we have more than 1,000 projects underway and completed ranging from damage assessments to retrofits for private and public clients. Our new office in Nepal advises local owners on structural assessments, urban and rural reconstruction, retrofits, structural design for new construction and quality control and construction supervision.