Earthquake Protection 2e
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.
Table of Contents
About the Authors.
Earthquakes, Disasters and Protection.
The Costs of Earthquakes.
Preparedness for Earthquakes.
The Earthquake Emergency.
Recovering from Earthquakes.
Strategies for Earthquake Protection.
Site Selection and Seismic Hazard Assessment.
Improving Earthquake Resistance of Buildings.
Earthquake Risk Modelling.
Risk Mitigation in Action.