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Monthly Report for March 2019

TV Programme "Global Japan" Highlights the Project

A European broadcasting service has made a TV series entitled "Global Japan - From Japan to Bhutan: improving resilience against earthquakes", highlighting the project. The programme has been on air via internet since 4 March 2019 at


Full-scale Houses Reinforced and Tested

Since 2 March 2019, the project has been applying a series of stress tests to the full-scale houses reinforced in the premises of the Department of Culture (DOC). This is the second series since last December, when tests were carried out on the houses without reinforcement. The object is to verify and gather evidence on the seismic technology proposed by the project.

PhotoA full-scale stone masonry house before stress testing

PhotoStressing on the wall of the house on the left by hydraulic jacks, monitored by the displacement censors

PhotoCracks appeared in the wall

PhotoA DOC engineer sketches the after-effects


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