Building Height Possible [number of stories]

Submitted by Pilgrim (not verified) on Fri, 06/11/2009 - 22:24

Will these blocks enable us to build 2 or 3 stories? I am assuming the floor on the second floor
would be cement and am wondering if this would work with the blocks.l

Submitted by Geoffrey (not verified) on Fri, 06/11/2009 - 22:57


  I think that this technology is very appropriate for Nepal.  Yes you can build 2 and 3 story buildings with it.  My house, made from these blocks, is 2 story and the first and second floors are concrete planks (prestressed).  Wood or concrete joists are also possible.  There are appropriate building codes for earthquake resistant buildings in Nepal (there was a big earthquake in Katmandu valley a hundred years or so ago).  If you can't find them, please let me know.