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Services, Ministry of Works and Human Settlement, Bhutan encourages the use of local available materials and promotion of traditional architecture in reaching the needs of the people and environment friendly. But the problem comes when the materials has to be installed and erect. None of the Building rules discuss on the how the materials has to used, the construction techniques, shapes, sizes, location, and specification. Hence the designer (architects and engineers) won't take risk of constructing a house without specific materials specification and code. This not only discourages the architects and engineers but also to the local people who has mastered in traditional construction, to construct a house on traditional methods and take a responsibility if anything goes wrong. 4.3.1.2 EXAMPLES If we see in our Neighboring Himalayan countries, they have the specific rules for the traditional construction and the governments encourages the public to build the houses which depicts the tradition of the country and the region. For example In the country like in India the codes for the concert and steel was already existing but after the development of the building codes for the traditional construction Guidelines for Earthquake Resistant Non-Engineered Construction in 1986, it brought changes mostly in the construction method of the people in the rural areas and now we can see some of the impact of traditional construction and the concept in urban areas of India. The researchers has found that the Building code for the steel concrete construction cannot replace the tradition construction. The government of India recognized the need to partition the codes between those for “engineered” buildings and those that are smaller and built of traditional materials, including “low strength” masonry and unfired clay. Recognizing that these buildings will be built regardless of applicable codes, "rules of thumb” and guidelines have been promulgated in these codes. Likewise in Nepal, The development of a Nepal Building Code within the overall framework of the Building Code Development Project in 1992, has come up with four distinct levels of good building practices considered in the code were: the current state-ofart design; professionally- engineered design, pre-engineered construction; and guidelines for non-engineered construction. It is argued that a progressive move from the prevailing

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Dissertation: Literal Duplication, Liberal Contextualism  

It is the combined ideas of people, who thinks that Bhutanese Architecture has many different perspectives if we look into. Nation's goal...

Dissertation: Literal Duplication, Liberal Contextualism  

It is the combined ideas of people, who thinks that Bhutanese Architecture has many different perspectives if we look into. Nation's goal...

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