Grant, DN and Bommer, JJ and Pinho, R and Calvi, GM (2006) Defining priorities and timescales for seismic intervention in school buildings in Italy. (ROSE - 2006/03 ROSE - 2006/03 ). IUSS Press: Pavia, Italy.
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This report presents the development of a risk-management framework for the seismic safety of school buildings in Italy. The primary objectives of the decision-making framework are to identify the most high-risk schools, prioritise the allocation of resources to these schools for seismic strengthening, and to assign timescales and target safety levels for the strengthening, in accordance with the new Italian seismic design code. While the steps in the method are clearly outlined and described, the fundamental parameters of the framework, such as tolerable risk levels and resources available to carry out the operation, must be defined by the relevant authorities. With an appropriate selection of these parameters, the framework described herein is able to provide a rational distribution of both technical and financial resources to reduce the seismic risk of Italian school buildings over realistic timescales that reflect the urgency of these measures for protecting the next generation of Italian citizens.
|Title:||Defining priorities and timescales for seismic intervention in school buildings in Italy|
|Additional information:||keywords: By me, Schools|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering|
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