Repair and seismic retrofitting techniques of vernacular houses


Repair and seismic retrofitting techniques of vernacular houses

Learn how to propose effective strengthening measures for traditional buildings affected by earthquakes

Training Information:

This training explores the different retrofitting measures that can be used for earthquake-affected vernacular houses and helps provide an understanding of how coordination and collaboration with a range of stakeholders (e.g., international actors, government entities, public service providers, etc) can help to deliver effective engineering solutions. This is a three day long training (1 session per day, 2.5 hours per session).


  1. Engineering in an ever-changing humanitarian setting
  2. Appropriate construction solutions for post-earthquake housing reconstruction
  3. Repair and seismic retrofitting of vernacular housing

Course Structure

The programme will be run over 3 days between the 7th April- 9th of April 2024.

Sessions will run between 9:00 and 11:30 UK time each day

Who should attend?

Disaster responders with basic understanding of engineering or architectural principles.

HPass Badge

Upon completion of the course participants will be eligible to apply for a HPass Badge, a digital indicator of achievement, and a way for participants to demonstrate their skills and experience in the humanitarian sector. You can find more information on HPass Badges here.

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If you have any questions about this course or require further information, please contact engineering.skills@redr.org.uk.

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Course Overview

Course Length
3 days
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