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Structural Safety

Any physical construction to reduce or avoid possible impacts of hazards, or application of engineering techniques to achieve hazard-resistance and resilience in structures or systems.

Chile quake at epicenter of expanding disaster and failure data repository

26 Apr 2016, NIST, United States of America - gov

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is providing quake-prone areas worldwide with a powerful tool toward becoming more resilient to future seismic events, thanks to a newly available set of data collected in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Chile.


Extracts of progress reports by progress indicator on the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action
  • Indicator 4.1 [PDF, 104Kb]Disaster risk reduction is an integral objective of environment related policies and plans, including for land use natural resource management and adaptation to climate change
  • Indicator 4.4 [PDF, 101Kb]Planning and management of human settlements incorporate disaster risk reduction elements, including enforcement of building codes
  • Indicator 4.5 [PDF, 87Kb]Disaster risk reduction measures are integrated into post disaster recovery and rehabilitation processes

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