SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science

Towards a Territorial Multi-Disaster Buildings’ Resistance Certification

Authors: Bignami, Daniele Fabrizio

  • 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
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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.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Territory, Buildings, Sustainability and Disaster Risks: The Necessity of New Answers

    Bignami, Daniele Fabrizio

    Pages 1-19

  • Choices in Developing the PRED Certification Scheme

    Bignami, Daniele Fabrizio

    Pages 21-53

  • Definition of the PRED Rating and Labelling System

    Bignami, Daniele Fabrizio

    Pages 55-77

  • Auditing and Analytical Procedure for Risk Indices Assessment

    Bignami, Daniele Fabrizio

    Pages 79-117

  • Concluding Considerations: Can We Succeed in Limiting the Consequences of Calamities?

    Bignami, Daniele Fabrizio

    Pages 119-121

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-88-470-5223-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-88-470-5222-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Towards a Territorial Multi-Disaster Buildings’ Resistance Certification
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Mailand
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-88-470-5223-9
DOI
10.1007/978-88-470-5223-9
Softcover ISBN
978-88-470-5222-2
Series ISSN
2191-5547
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 127
Number of Illustrations and Tables
36 b/w illustrations
Topics