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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.

Philippines: District engineering office ensures typhoon resilient school buildings for senior high

23 Jul 2015, PIA, Philippines - gov

The Samar First District Engineering Office is making sure that soon to be constructed school buildings for Senior High Schools will be typhoon resilient. Project Engineers of school buildings recommended that the school sites need embankment, and soil exploration first for a better foundation to produce high quality school buildings which are typhoon resilient...

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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