Structural safety

Structural safety

Building codes, building standards, building materials, construction, retrofitting.

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2022
This report aims to examine data on disaster losses related to infrastructure damage and service disruption in Post Disaster Needs Assessments (PDNAs) submitted by nations between 2010 and 2020, and to identify where gaps still exist in PDNA reporting.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters International Recovery Platform
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2022
The research attempted to provide a fast and preliminary approach for elements-at-risk mapping by developing a semi-automated detection and characterisation method.
Natural Hazards (Springer)
The recent spate of building collapse in Lagos presents an opportunity for the government to get tough on the construction industry and prevent future incidents. Citizens also have a part to play.
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A team of engineers at the University of Notre Dame is racing to create a new framework for community recovery from natural disasters, educate homeowners on risks and encourage incentives for climate-resilient homes before the next extreme event hits.
University of Notre Dame
University of Miami engineering and ocean sciences faculty members received federal research funding recently to delve into how they can strengthen coastal buildings and seawalls in the face of climate change.
University of Miami
When building fences and landscaping their properties, homeowners should keep fire safety on the top of their minds, especially if they live in a wildfire-prone region, according to a new study.
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Afghan men construct a wall
When a magnitude-6.0 quake struck Afghanistan in June, long-standing vulnerabilities — including a heavily faulted region, traditional adobe-style construction, and lack of enforceable building codes — were again revealed.
Temblor
A cyclist rides past a destroyed car dealership in the aftermath of the 1994 Northridge earthquake
Oregon State University researchers developed a model to predict the resilience of local and regional infrastructure networks and the recovery time for impacted communities following a massive earthquake and tsunami in the Cascadia Subduction Zone.
Oregon State University