The M 7.6 earthquake of 8 October 2005 killed 88,000 people, injured 75,000 and left 4
million people homeless. It was estimated that about half a million houses were heavily damaged or destroyed. In the aftermath of the quake the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, together with UN Habitat, assisted the Pakistani Earthquake Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Authority ERRA in the setup of a training program on para-seismic construction methods for artisans and house owners.
Confined Masonry Network member and architect, Tom Schacher, prepared a case study in 2008 that described how they introduced confined masonry as part of the training program during the reconstruction process.

The case study is available HERE.

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