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Earth Sciences & Geography - Natural Hazards | Towards a Territorial Multi-Disaster Buildings’ Resistance Certification

Towards a Territorial Multi-Disaster Buildings’ Resistance Certification

Bignami, Daniele Fabrizio

2014, XIV, 127 p. 36 illus.

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  • Disasters are always an actual topic and the particular risk related to the homes is a citizens concern
  • A demand of an assessment system is frequently asked after every catastrophe (especially in Europe)
  • Building market is constantly asking for new certifications to distinguish products
Disaster risk is increasing, not only in number of events, but also in incurred losses. Such increases are being driven also by the growing exposure of assets, due to the rapid urban growth, because vulnerability decreases as countries develop, but not enough to compensate. The situation will be more and more critical, due to the growth of the amount of the building stock. Thus we need new initiatives to foster upgrading of existing building and enhancement of land planning strategies. “Safe Home” scheme is aimed at increasing urban safety requirements against hazards under an advanced labeling approach. It provides a quantitative evaluation of building performance through an objective, reproducible approach, assessing risks at a land, urban and building scale. Aim of this rating system is to result in useful information to different users, like land planning decision makers, owners, purchasers, tenants or property and real estate managers.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » buildings vulnerability - disaster exposure - natural hazards - rating system - self-protecting decisions

Related subjects » Civil Engineering - Geographical Information Systems - Natural Hazards - Production & Process Engineering - Sustainable Development

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