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Advocacy of traditional earthquake-resistant construction

After the devastating earthquake of 2005, which destroyed close to half a million rural houses, training centers for the reconstruction of earthquake resistant private dwellings were created.

The concept, Advocacy of traditional earthquake-resistant construction, couples advanced engineering knowledge with the reliability of traditional materials and skills. Pilot projects strengthen self-reliance in the local population to undertake re-building.

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Acknowledgement prize for projects in Pakistan
“An encouraging example of self-reliance” – Holcim Awards Jury
Project Entry 2008 for Asia Pacific
Project Details
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Tom Schacher
Main Author
Tom Schacher
Swiss Agency for Development & Cooperation SDC, Switzerland
Thomas Fisler
Further Author
Thomas Fisler
Swiss Agency for Development & Cooperation SDC , Switzerland
Acknowledgement prize 2008
Asia Pacific
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