Methods for assessing flood resilience of critical buildings
Methods for assessing flood resilience of critical buildings.
Escarameia, M.and Walliman, N. and Zevenbergen, C. and De Graaf, R.
ICE Proceedings - Water Management . (Submitted) (2014)
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|Abstract:||An overview is presented of recent advances in the assessment methods and mitigation solutions for the performance of critical buildings during flood events. This draws from research focusing on critical urban infrastructure, which are defined as assets that are essential for the continuity of economic activities in cities and for the basic living needs of the urban population. These assets include networks as well as buildings; the latter (termed critical buildings) have an important role in protecting equipment and personnel associated with the networks. Examples include power stations, transport control centres, communication hubs, fire stations, shelters and hospitals. Unlike domestic construction, due to their specificity, these buildings cannot easily be categorised in terms of type of construction or age and have to be treated as individual buildings. Three methods are presented as a framework with a logical progression in the assessment of building flood vulnerability and identification of improvement measures: the "Quick Scan" method, the “Selection and evaluation tools for flood proofing of buildings” and the “Individual Building flood damage Tool (IBT)”. It is expected that building owners, insurance companies, local authorities and agencies with urban flood management responsibilities will benefit from the application of the frameworks and tools presented.|
|Subjects:||Floods > Flood resilience|
Floods > General
|Deposited On:||11 Nov 2014 07:42|
|Last Modified:||11 Mar 2015 13:25|
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