Structural Safety

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This document proposes to develop and demonstrate a set of public and private incentives to owners of buildings and other infrastructure to facilitate the upgrade of existing infrastructure and better design of new infrastructure.
The agency knows it needs to adapt to climate-driven events that will increasingly threaten coastal launch sites and other key space infrastructure.
Permafrost is thawing with the changing climate, and that’s shifting the soil and everything on it, including bridges, which are increasingly crucial for rural residents who can no longer trust on river ice in spring and fall.
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This study analyzes flood impact on residential areas and household damage, to develop a new, more accurate, method for flood damage assessment, considering different house types.
Aerial shot of the gigantic city of Bogota, Colombia.
Aided by mobile mapping technology, Colombia detects buildings that may be vulnerable to disasters. Analysis aided by artificial intelligence can reveal earthquake-susceptible “soft-story buildings”.
More than 50 per cent of the Netherlands is below sea level, encouraging the Dutch to look for innovative water management solutions. The strategies that worked for the Netherlands must be amplified to address climate change effects.
The CCHRC is designing for an uncertain future. “If we cannot predict what the climate is going to do, then all of our architecture should be adapted,” says Aaron Cooke, who leads the Sustainable Northern Communities Program at the CCHRC/NREL.
Earthquakes are far from unknown in Australia. Yet its planning system does not explicitly consider which areas are at unacceptable risk from earthquakes.