Earthquake Resistant Construction of Buildings. Curriculum for Mason Training. Guidelines for Training Instructors

This Curriculum for Mason Training is an attempt to consolidate the experiences of mason training gained in Kathmandu Valley Earthquake Risk Management Project of the Asian Urban Disaster Mitigation Program. It formalizes the training materials, training exercises, and the approaches of such training that were found useful in the past years. It serves as the curriculum for training the masons, and can be used by local professionals in training the masons on the skills of earthquake-resistant techniques in non-engineered constructions. It can serve as a guide for the house-owner, and also for the mason involved in owner-built constructions in remote villages.