Earthquake resistant and Eco-friendly school design

Build up Nepal is specializing in earthquake resistant and sustainable construction. We build using local materials - Interlocking Earth Bricks which are produced in the village. 
You can see some of the designs and download basic drawings from this page. 

Video of a school building process

In northen Sindupalchowk on the border of Tibet we completed a 5 classroom Earth Brick school together with Tibet Relief fund. This video shows how we work when building schools. 


Approved drawings and design

Here you can see some of our designs which is already approved by Ministry of Education in Nepal (PDF format). For the complete documentation, BOQ and more details, please contact us. 

Loadbearing Interlocking brick

Low cost school design for rural schools with 3+2 classroom blocks
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RCC & interlocking brick walls

Single story school building with RCC columns and CSEB walls. 
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2 story RCC with interlocking brick walls

8 Classroom design of 2 story school with interlocking brick walls. 
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Are you planning to build a school in Nepal?

Start with a school - Rebuild the whole village

Our concept is to empower local entreprenuers and builders to make their own bricks, and teach them to build earthquake resistant. 
When building the school we also teach the local builders each aspect of earthquake resistant construction. When the school is completed they can continue building the whole village. 

Build up Nepal works either as a construction partner or to support your local partner with training, machines and technical support. 

Rebuilding with interlocking Earth bricks

Interlocking Earth bricks is Eco friendly, Low cost and Earthquake resistant. 

Interlocking bricks is made mostly of local materials. Sand, Soil and only 10% cement. Compared to buildling with fired bricks it is very good for the climate and enviroment. On average building 1 classroom in a rural village saves 3 tons of CO2. It also creates local jobs and development in the village

Earthquake resistant
Interlocking bricks is highly earthquake resistant and therefore very suitable in Nepal. Before the earthquake 4 schools was built in Dolhaka very near to the epicenter. All 4 were undamaged by the earthquake. 

Low cost
On average a school in Load-bearing interlocking bricks is 10-20% less cost than the same building made of fired bricks. In remove locations cost savings are even more significant. Interlocking bricks is also very suitable in very remote locations and usually more cost effective than stone. 

Contact us for cost calculations and help to build a school in your village!

Videos from some of our school projects