Emily Chung reports in from Nepal
On her arrival in Salleri, TTW structural engineer Emily Chung sent word that erection of the steel framing is well underway at the Garma school. Situated in one of the worst hit villages in the Solukhumbu region of Nepal, eight out of nine classrooms at this secondary school for special-needs students were destroyed during the 2015 earthquake.
Emily’s first day was spent looking around the site, which has 300 students and is one of the main schools in the area. Photos show the progress being made, with pictures of the sheds currently under use as temporary classrooms, while the new structures are being built behind and around.
TTW is excited to be involved in this important rebuilding program in association with the Australian Himalayan Foundation (AHF) and HASSELL and David Francis, leveraging our expertise to deliver new school buildings for the region – ones that are low-cost, environmentally sustainable, and utilise best practice seismic principles. Emily was in Nepal with Engineers Without Borders, and took the opportunity to extend her visit for a few days to inspect progress on the Garma construction.