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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: Taguig City to revise safety measures for quake preps

26 May 2015, PIA, Philippines - gov

Mayor Lani Cayetano vowed to revise the city’s safety plan and update contingency plans using the new atlas of PHIVOLCS as guide to prepare the city in case of a devastating earthquake from the West Valley Fault. The city also plans, among others, to disseminate information in the communities affected by the fault line, inspect and ensure the structural integrity of buildings and establishments and carry out trainings and drills for the identified communities...


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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