The two earthquakes that struck Nepal in April and May 2015 left around 9000 people dead and millions without services or shelter. Four London-based consulting civil engineers from engineering, design and consultancy company Ramboll volunteered to help the emergency response in Nepal and attended a 1-day RedR training courses before flying out for a 10-day assignment.
While working in Nepal, engineer Sean Smeltzer identified a need for a set of guidelines for the safe demolition of buildings affected by the earthquake. On his return to the UK he developed the Safe Demolition Guide, available for download here.
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