Making an Impact
2019 - 2020
Using models to identify and quantify building damage from two likely earthquakes affecting the capital city, the scenarios will inform land use planning and building codes to reduce risk.
2015 - Present
A disaster preparedness plan and drills tailored for students with visual impairments, so they practice how to respond safely during and after emergencies.
Locally made Earthquake Desks are affordable, withstand heavy loads, and provide safer cover in schools that are not yet earthquake resistant.
2013, 2016 - 2018
Engineers gained skills to assess structural vulnerability of Bhutan’s schools and health facilities, so that the government could evaluate post-earthquake safety of buildings.
2013 - Present
An annual learning event and simultaneous national school drill for all schools in Bhutan, which lies in a high seismic zone.
Emergency planning and realistic disaster simulations for staff at hospitals in Bhutan, plus mitigations to keep the facilities functioning post disaster.
2010 - 2015
These consensus-based action plans, which include ways to prepare for and reduce risk in schools and health facilities, were adopted into national policy.