Accession Number : ADA575618

Title :   Development of Earthquake Emergency Response Plan for Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal

Descriptive Note : Research project rept.


Personal Author(s) : Pandey, Bishnu ; Ventura, Carlos E ; Moser, Terry

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Report Date : Feb 2013

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) awarded in April 2012 a research and development project to The University of British Columbia (UBC) to develop a methodology for the Earthquake Emergency Response Plan of the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. A team of professionals from UBC, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) worked together to implement the project plan. The team project developed a disaster response plan (DRP) for TIA that focuses on earthquake hazard. The project team also delivered a responsibility synchronization matrix and TIADRP action checklists for two key positions: the Director of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) and the General Manager of TIA Civil Aviation Office (CAO). Appendices to this report include resource documents containing guidelines for post-earthquake assessment of airfield for damage and throughput capacity, damage assessment of airport structures, utilities and operational/functional components (OFCs) and a list of rapid repair kit items. A list of recommendations for risk mitigation and effective recovery of the airport were also included based on need. The development of the plan built upon previous work already performed by CAAN, TIA and others. In developing the response plan the project team used stakeholders input as the primary basis. Secondary data was also used wherever available and was taken mostly from published reports and documents. For developing the resource documents, the procedures for post-earthquake rapid damage assessment of airport buildings, utilities and other OFC, and procedures for rapid repair of airfield pavement, guidelines and other literature from the United States, Canada, and Japan etc. were adapted for Nepalese context.


Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE