Asian Journal of Civil Engineering

, Volume 20, Issue 2, pp 301–312 | Cite as

Comparison between the seismic codes of Nepal, India, Japan, and EU

  • Prajwal Giri
  • Anand Dev Bhatt
  • Dipendra GautamEmail author
  • Hemchandra Chaulagain
Technical Note


In this paper, we compare the seismic provisions of building codes from Nepal, India, Japan, and EU. A brief history of the development of Nepal National Building Code (NBC), Indian Standard Code (ISC), Building Standard Law of Japan (BSLJ), and Eurocode-8 (EC8) is presented. The main steps and considerations to calculate the fundamental natural period and base shear are highlighted. Thereafter, we computed the fundamental natural period and base shear of a prototype building from the high seismic region following the code provisions of NBC, ISC, BSLJ, and EC8. The sum of computations and reviews contend that NBC, ISC, and EC8 depict close results than the Japanese building code.


Nepal building code Indian standard code Building standard law of Japan Eurocode 8 Base shear 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of EngineeringPokhara UniversityKaskiNepal
  2. 2.Structural and Geotechnical Dynamics Laboratory, StreGa, DiBTUniversity of MoliseCampobassoItaly

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