Updated Apr 04, 2018

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"Interlocking Brick" is a construction technology that is cheaper than traditional buildings, faster to put together, and most importantly earthquake-resistant.

Stage 4: Transition to Scale


Focus Areas:

Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change and Resilience and Urbanization

Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change and Resilience and UrbanizationSEE LESS

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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.

Target Beneficiaries

Local communities in Nepal

Mission and Vision

To make housing infrastructure safer and earthquake-resistant by using a new technology. This project caters SDGs 11,12,13.

Competitive Advantage

The "Interlocking Brick" concept is novel and unique for the current project.

Planned Goals and Milestones

Expanding the solution to other communities and complete the brick making machine.
Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted1,000


Apr 2017
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