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Hazards and the built environment : attaining built-in resilience

Author: Lee Bosher
Publisher: London ; New York : Taylor & Francis, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Exploring the challenges facing the built environment, this book examines the strategies that must be taken if built-in resilience is to be realised and built assets safeguarded. It provides seven  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lee Bosher
ISBN: 9780415427296 0415427290 9780415427302 0415427304 9780203938720 0203938720
OCLC Number: 176861795
Description: xviii, 382 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: Introduction --
Introduction: The need for built-in resilience / Lee Bosher --
Mainstreaming disaster risk management / David Alexander --
Part II: Structural adaptation --
Construction in developing nations: towards increased resilience to disasters / George Ofori --
More to lose: the case for prevention, loans for strengthening, and 'safe housing' insurance --
the case of central Vietnam / John Norton and Guillaume Chantry --
Structural adaptation in south Asia: learning lessons from tradition / Rohit Jigyasu --
Developments in seismic design and retrofit of structures: modern technology built on 'ancient wisdom' / Stefano Pampanin --
Residential properties in England and Wales: an evaluation of repair strategies towards attaining flood resilience / Robby Soetanto, David Proverbs, Jessica Lamond and Victor Samwinga --
Public attitudes to 'community-based' small-scale flood risk reduction measures in England: a case-study in the lower Thams catchment / Simon McCarthy, Edmund Penning-Rowsell and Sylvia Tunstall --
Facing the future by designing in resilience: an architectural perspective / Jacqueline Glass --
Part III: Non-structural adaptation --
Community-based construction for disaster risk reduction / Marla Petal. Rebekah Green, Ilan Kelman, Rajib Shw and Amod Dixit --
Informal settlements and natural hazard vulnerability in rapid growth cities / Rebekah Green --
The worm in the bud: corruption, construction and catastrophe / James Lewis --
Building resilience by focusing on legal and contractual frameworks for disaster reconstruction / Jason Le Masurier, Suzanne Wilkinson, Kelvin Zuo and James Rotimi --
The implications of the Civil Contingencies Act (CCA) 2004 for engineers in the UK / Andrew Fox --
Security planning in the resilient city: stimulating integrated emergency planning and management / Jon Coaffee --
'Planning ahead': adapting settlements before disasters strike / Christine Wamsler --
Part IV: Conclusion --
Afterword: Integrating resilience into construction practice / Andrew Dainty and Lee Bosher.
Responsibility: edited by Lee Bosher.
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