Building for Safety Compendium

Building for Safety Compendium

Compendium of key publications, organizations, information sources and funding agencies for building improvement programmes. Over 100 selected publications and institutions.

Author: Andrew Clayton

Publisher: Intermediate Technology

ISBN: 1853391816

Category: Building

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Compendium of key publications, organizations, information sources and funding agencies for building improvement programmes. Over 100 selected publications and institutions.
Categories: Building

Beyond Shelter after Disaster Practice Process and Possibilities

Beyond Shelter after Disaster  Practice  Process and Possibilities

Building for Safety Compendium, an Annotated Bibliography and Information Directory for Safe Building. Intermediate Technology Publications, London. Coburn, A., Hughes, R., Pomonis, A. and Spence, R., 1995.

Author: David Sanderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317976974

Category: Social Science

Page: 166

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Providing shelter after a disaster is recognised as one of the most complex areas of humanitarian relief and recovery. Some aid agencies have stopped providing shelter altogether after bad experiences, while those that do quickly become engaged in challenges that go far beyond the provision of structures alone. Yet with the number and severity of disasters set to increase, due to climate change and rapid urban growth, the need for approaches that work has never been greater. This book explores the issues in three parts. The first, Practice, looks at lessons from past efforts. Part two, Process, proposes practical and effective people-centred approaches. Part three considers currently neglected issues such as disability, human rights and urban-oriented approaches. Through practical case studies and academic research, Beyond Shelter after Disaster critiques past methods and explores future options for improving practice in one of the most complex areas of post disaster relief and recovery. This book was originally published as a special issue in Environmental Hazards: Human and Policy Dimensions.
Categories: Social Science

Compendium of Research Reports

Compendium of Research Reports

The addition of building design parameters , firesafety objective components , and products of combustion results in a complete interactive model which is termed the Building Firesafety Model ( BFM ) . The BFM is briefly described in ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951D007072827

Category: Housing

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Categories: Housing

Compendium of Research Reports

Compendium of Research Reports

Other Descriptors : Housing , Site , and Community Design , Housing / Building Technology . degree of compliance with Federal gas safety regulations in these projects . In addition , the visits involved assessing the needs and level of ...

Author: United States. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Office of Policy Development and Research

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D007072835

Category: Housing

Page: 164

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Categories: Housing

Earthquake Protection

Earthquake Protection

Los Angeles Building Code, Division 88: Earthquake Hazard Reduction in Existing Buildings. Clayton, A. and Davis, I., 1994. Building for Safety Compendium, Intermediate Technology Publications, London. Coburn, A.W., 1982a.

Author: Andrew Coburn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470855171

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 436

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Since the publication of the successful first edition of Earthquake Protection there have been 110 lethal earthquakes, killing 130 000 people; there have also been significant developments in the field of earthquake risk management, particularly in the modelling and analysis of risk for insurance and financial services. Furthermore, major earthquake disasters, such as the 1994 Northridge earthquake in California, the 1995 Kobe earthquake in Japan and the 1999 Kocaeli earthquake in Turkey have occurred. The experience and knowledge gained through these events have improved our understanding of how to manage, mitigate and work towards the prevention of similar catastrophes. The 1990s were in fact the costliest decade on record in terms of disaster management due to such seismic events, placing unprecedented pressure on the insurance industry in particular, and changing its view of earthquake protection. Significantly revised and updated, this second edition continues to provide a comprehensive overview of how to reduce the impact of earthquakes on people and property, and implement best practice in managing the consequences of such disasters. It also includes significant coverage of the techniques of modelling earthquake catastrophe. Each chapter deals with a separate aspect of protection, and covers a wide range of economic and social conditions, drawing on the authors' considerable personal experience and with reference to real life examples. Key features include: Recent event coverage Modern developments in the theory and practice of planning and engineering loss estimation techniques, along with new engineering techniques such as microzonation and hazard-mapping Historic buildings experience An entirely new chapter on 'Earthquakes and Finance' This valuable book provides essential reading for earthquake and structural engineers and geoscientists, as well as insurers and loss prevention specialists, risk managers and assessors involved in managing earthquake risk, urban and regional planners, and emergency management agencies.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Compendium of Research Contracts and Reports

Compendium of Research Contracts and Reports

Other Descriptors : Housing / Building Codes and Standards , Housing Safety 318. Compendium of the Performance Testing Program . Operation Breakthrough . Volume 6 . Department of Housing and Urban Development , Div . of Energy ...

Author: United States. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development. Office of Policy Development and Research

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000124295647

Category: Housing

Page:

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Categories: Housing

Hazards and the Built Environment

Hazards and the Built Environment

Blondet, M. (2005) Construction and Maintenace ofMasonry Houses: For Masons and Craftsmen, Lima: Pontica ... Clayton, a. and Davis, I. (1994) Building for Safety Compendium: An Annotated Bibliography and Information Directory for Safe ...

Author: Lee Bosher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134090488

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

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As a specialist in disaster preparation, you have huge responsibilities: a failure to prepare for natural and human-induced disasters costs lives and money. When a natural or human-induced disaster hits a built-up area the amount of damage it does will depend largely on the extent to which the built assets in the area were developed to withstand it. To fail in this respect is therefore both ethically and financially negligent. What kinds of structural and non-structural alterations can be made to protect buildings from large-scale disasters? How can we reduce the threat of these disasters, as well as the damage they cause? Presenting seven guiding principles, drawn from a broad range of disciplines and approaches, this book tackles the difficult questions about what can be done to attain built-in resilience. With contributions from many renowned experts and upcoming researchers in the fields concerned, it comprehensively assesses the wide range of issues faced by practitioners. Whether you're studying construction management, researching hazard resilience issues or working on construction projects in hazardous regions, this book is for you.
Categories: Business & Economics

ECE Compendium of Model Provisions for Building Regulations

ECE Compendium of Model Provisions for Building Regulations

( A ) 2 List of parameters involved Safety of circulation is expressed using the following parameters : 1.3 . ( A ) 2.1 Safety related to changes in level inside a dwelling , and between the inside and outside of a building . 1.3 .

Author: United Nations. Economic Commission for Europe

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: UOM:39015024898838

Category: Law

Page: 80

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Categories: Law

Mapping Vulnerability

Mapping Vulnerability

... London Aysan, Y, Clayton, A and Cory, A, Davis, I and Sanderson, D (1995) Developing Building For Safety Programmes, ITDG Publications, London Clayton, A and Davis, I (1994) Building for Safety Compendium, ITDG Publications, ...

Author: Greg Bankoff

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136561627

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Raging floods, massive storms and cataclysmic earthquakes: every year up to 340 million people are affected by these and other disasters, which cause loss of life and damage to personal property, agriculture, and infrastructure. So what can be done? The key to understanding the causes of disasters and mitigating their impacts is the concept of 'vulnerability'. Mapping Vulnerability analyses 'vulnerability' as a concept central to the way we understand disasters and their magnitude and impact. Written and edited by a distinguished group of disaster scholars and practitioners, this book is a counterbalance to those technocratic approaches that limit themselves to simply looking at disasters as natural phenomena. Through the notion of vulnerability, the authors stress the importance of social processes and human-environmental interactions as causal agents in the making of disasters. They critically examine what renders communities unsafe - a condition, they argue, that depends primarily on the relative position of advantage or disadvantage that a particular group occupies within a society's social order. The book also looks at vulnerability in terms of its relationship to development and its impact on policy and people's lives, through consideration of selected case studies drawn from Africa, Asia and Latin America. Mapping Vulnerability is essential reading for academics, students, policymakers and practitioners in disaster studies, geography, development studies, economics, environmental studies and sociology.
Categories: Business & Economics

Building and Fire Research Laboratory Publications

Building and Fire Research Laboratory Publications

Snell , J. E. Future Needs for Fire Safety Knowledge and Tools . National Institute of Standards and Technology , Gaithersburg , MD Fire Safety Design of Buildings and Fire Safety Engineering . Conference Compendium . Proceedings .

Author: Building and Fire Research Laboratory (U.S.)

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924077994949

Category: Building

Page: 128

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Categories: Building