Structural safety

Structural safety

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

Debris and twisted metal of collapsed bridge
Extraordinary record-high temperatures in Pakistan triggered the collapse of the Hassanabad Bridge along the Karakoram Highway in the Hunza Valley. The ongoing unprecedented heat wave melted ice on Shisper Glacier, creating a lake which flooded.
Columbia University
Members of Baduy community must strictly follow the pikukuh when constructing a house.
As a disaster-prone country, Indonesia has long been familiar with natural hazards. Even before advanced technology arrived, our Indonesian ancestors developed their own ways to prevent and mitigate disasters – and to live in harmony with natural hazards.
Mexico, Indonesia, Republic of Korea, Turkey and Australia
Builder working on a brick wall
New construction standards push Zimbabweans to swap traditional materials for cement bricks to protect homes from extreme weather, curb deforestation and conserve wetlands.
Thomson Reuters Foundation, trust.org
A construction working standing in a room of a house that is being renovated.
The tool can provide disaster readiness reports for 13.3 million addresses in 196 counties along the Gulf of Mexico — including all of Florida, and parts of Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and Texas.
University of Central Florida
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2022
This paper presents a first assessment of the effect of uncertainties in storminess on Dutch levee design. An expert panel was consulted to define a range of plausible trends and uncertainties in extreme wind climate.
Journal of Flood Risk Management (Wiley)
Skyline of Auckland in New Zealand.
The Ministry for the Environment have released the draft National Adaptation Plan, which proposes actions to help Aotearoa New Zealand to adapt to and live with the future impacts of climate change.
Building Performance
International community–driven efforts lend confidence to fault-slip simulations while highlighting key discrepancies.
Eos - AGU
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2022
The objective of preparing the document is to enhance the knowledge of all the stakeholders directly related to residential buildings and engineers / architects on the basic fire safety measures to be implemented in residential buildings/ premises.
Gujarat Institute of Disaster Management