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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.

Resilience, the ultimate sustainability: Lessons from failing to develop a stronger and safer built environment

20 Feb 2015, DRR-PSP

Over the past century, the US has invested enormous resources in its built environment, yet it now finds major segments of it increasingly failing to stand up against natural hazards, according to a new eBook that traces the history of US investment to uncover the root causes of its present vulnerability...


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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