Kanpur, India Workshop

An International Strategy Workshop on Promotion of Confined Masonry was organized at Kanpur (India) during 26-28 January 2008 by National Information Centre of Earthquake Engineering (NICEE) at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), and the World Seismic Safety Initiative (WSSI). A small group of experts from India, U.S.A., Switzerland, Peru, Mexico, China, Indonesia and Canada developed a strategy to promote confined masonry worldwide, with two major objectives: improve the design and construction quality of confined masonry where it is currently in use; and introduce confined masonry in areas where it can reduce seismic risk. A confined masonry network was created at this meeting to promote safe and economical housing worldwide by bringing quality confined masonry into the design and construction mainstream