The Hotel Everest International was given a red tag after the April and May 2015 earthquakes because four columns in the hotel lobby ruptured. This led to the evacuation of hotel guests, many of them emergency responders and relief workers.
Miyamoto International was retained to repair and seismically retrofit the structure, one of the most important hotels in Nepal for tourism. Miyamoto identified that the existing system is fairly robust with well-positioned shear walls that run from basement to roof. The columns were underreinforced and in dangerous condition. Miyamoto analyzed the concrete and brick elements to understand how the load is carried and ascertained that the isolated ground floor and basement columns need to be reinforced. This led to a cost-effective solution and fast construction.
Hotel Everest International