Updated Apr 04, 2018
"Interlocking Brick" is a construction technology that is cheaper than traditional buildings, faster to put together, and most importantly earthquake-resistant.http://www.lalibre.be/actu/planete/inspire/suman-kumar-jeune-entrepreneur-nepalais-et-resistant-aux-seismes-595219c2cd705e44a3f79923
Since the earthquake in Nepal in 2015 many marginalized rural communities of Nepal where the earthquake effect was most severe have been trying to rebuild their infrastructure. Due to the lack of resources, the innovative technologies have been very less. There is a need for the rebuilt facilities to be earthquake resilient and sustainable.
The bricks used are designed specifically to withstand earthquake impacts. The brick is called "Interlocking Brick" and they plan to design and build machines to produce these bricks. The technology behind the machinery they build and the bricks have been tested by an engineering firm in the US and is also approved by the government of Nepal as earthquake-resistant. It is expected to extend this work to create an interlocking brick making machine.