Recent earthquakes have caused unacceptably high death tolls. We, the editors of theWorld Housing Encyclopedia, believe that reducing such an un- acceptably high loss of life from earthquakes is the most important challenge facing the global earthquake engineering community. This paper acknowl- edges the continuing disparity between life loss from earthquakes in devel- oping and developed countries, and the increasing vulnerability in developing countries. A sampling of current efforts to improve construction practices in- cludes the publication of earthquake tips in India, construction manuals in Colombia, and the formation of various international networks to promote collaboration and information sharing. Future possibilities include more re- wards for research into inadequately engineered construction, greater empha- sis on small-scale, local efforts, and a stronger emphasis on advocacy.We be- lieve that all of us, as earthquake professionals, have a responsibility to make the built environment safer worldwide.
|Autori interni:||SASSU, MAURO|
|Autori:||C. COMARTIN; S. BRZEV; F. NAEIM; M. GREENE; M. BLONDET; S. CHERRY; D. D'AYALA; M. FARSI; S. K. JAIN; J. PANTELIC; L. SAMANT; SASSU M|
|Titolo:||A Challenge to Earthquake Engineering Professionals|
|Anno del prodotto:||2004|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|