Structural Safety

Disaster management team in front of a burned shop in New Delhi, India (2021)
More than 2.7 million Californians live in places with a high or extremely high risk of wildfire, as of 2007. That number is expected to increase, as the state is now updating its Fire Hazard Severity Zone maps.
The climate resilience plan sets New York City on path to protecting Lower Manhattan from the deadly and costly effects of climate change.
Roadmap for Research
The lack of systematic research in the humanitarian sector—particularly in shelter and settlements assistance—sheds light on the need for stronger relationships between humanitarian actors, research institutions, and donors to bring greater understanding of the experiences at the forefront of a crisis.
Investing early to make buildings more resilient and erecting them in more secure locations are crucial ways to save lives, minimize costs, and protect development investments.
All new buildings should be built green and resilient to predicted disasters, while existing buildings should be retrofitted to protect both lives and economies.
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This paper focuses on the damage assessment of transportation infrastructure during the recent cyclones and floods in Odisha state in India, and recommends possible measures for the design of cyclone- and flood-resilient road infrastructure.
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Two methods are suggested by authors to improve the flood impact defense capability of rural buildings in this paper: increasing the strength of the mortar used in masonry structures, as well as adding reinforced concrete (RC) columns and circle beams.
Mexico City is one of the most disaster-prone urban areas in the world. Following an earthquake, marginalized communities living on the city’s periphery are exposed to more dangers than just collapsing buildings.
The study explores the facilitation of evacuation immediately following an earthquake and the continued use of buildings.