NBC 205 Mandatory rules of thumb reinforced concrete buildings without masonry infill
Published     11 February, 2016

The main objective of these Mandatory Rules of Thumb (MRT) is to provide ready-to-use dimensions and details for various structural and non-structural elements for up to three-storey reinforced concrete (RC), framed, ordinary residential buildings commonly being built by owner-builders in Nepal. Their purpose is to replace the non-engineered construction presently adopted with pre-engineered construction so as to achieve the minimum seismic safety requirements specified by NBC 105 (a draft Nepal Seismic Design Standard). This MRT is intended to cater primarily to the requirements of mid-level technicians (overseers and draughts persons) who are not trained to undertake independently the structural design of buildings.