Structural safety

Any physical construction to reduce or avoid possible impacts of hazards, or the application of engineering techniques or technology to achieve hazard resistance and resilience in structures or systems.

Latest Structural safety additions in the Knowledge Base

Children walking to school in Indonesia
When a 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck the Cianjur district in Indonesia’s West Java province in November 2022, more than 13,000 students at private religious schools were thrown out of their classrooms because of severe damage to their buildings.
World Bank, the
Nepal earthquake 2015 damaged buildings
Across the Asia Pacific, region infrastructure and homes are rising up in seismically sensitive areas with governments seemingly reluctant to enforce safety codes for fear of slowing down development activity.
Science and Development Network
The study provides assessment of the penetration of climate change induced carbonation in the concrete cover of the existing buildings in the EU Member States.
The Declaration de Chaillot is a foundational document for international cooperation that will enable progress towards a rapid, fair, and effective transition of the sector.
This report presents the results of the Sectoral Recovery Capacity Assessment (SRCA) undertaken in Grenada to assess the capacity of the country’s housing sector to plan, design, implement, monitor, and evaluate resilient and inclusive recovery projects.
This brief examines the current state of the environment from a chemical landscape perspective and proposes how its three leading topics— climate, building resiliency and human health— can be better considered in an evolving design practice.
Glass building and tree cover
ASID in collaboration with the Chemical Insights Research Institute (CIRI) of UL Research Institutes, unveiled new research today on the effects of extreme weather and climate events on the built environment and its occupants.
American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
rey house with garage and driveway. Column porch with American flag.
Family homes with a room built atop the garage are common across the U.S. In an earthquake, these buildings risk collapse, but they are not currently covered by most local seismic regulations.

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