Structural Safety

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This study investigates Navala traditional houses, their constructability, and the apparent ability of its houses to resist cyclone hazards.
Back-to-back hurricanes left an unnerving scene on the Florida coast in November 2022: Several houses, and even swimming pools, were left dangling over the ocean as waves eroded the property beneath them. Dozens of homes were deemed unsafe.
As many parts of Australia experience increased flooding, Architecture student Bethany Hooper looks to global examples of building design and planning that centre resilience and adaptability in a changing climate.
Workers on a construction site during sunset
The CDRI Fellowship Programme invests in cutting-edge research and innovation for disaster and climate resilient infrastructure.
The Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) today announced the Infrastructure Resilience Accelerator Fund (IRAF), a CDRI Multi-Partner Trust Fund, at the India Pavilion, COP27, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
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This insight paper aims to provide built environment professionals and stakeholders with an overview of how disaster risk reduction (DRR) can be better integrated into the work of chartered surveyors.
Houses with wildfire smoke in the background
CSU engineers have developed a model that can predict how wildfire will impact a community down to which buildings will burn. They say predicting damage to the built environment is essential to developing fire mitigation strategies and steps for recovery.
Four years ago, the town of Paradise, California was devastated by fire. Could a buffer around the town protect it from future disaster?
About 40% of public housing provided for those affected by the devastating March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake in Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures, are at risk of flooding from the highest envisioned level of tsunami.