PrefaceEditors Note1. IntroductionnC. S. Oliveira, A. Roca and X. GoulaPART I: EARTHQUAKE HAZARD AND STRONG MOTION2. Earthquake hazard assessment. nC.S. Oliveira, A. Campos Costa3. Observation, characterization and prediction of strong ground motionnX. Goula and T. Susagna4. Experimental and modelling techniques for seismic microzonationnA. Roca, C.S. Oliveira , A. Ansal and S. Figueras5. Site- City InteractionnP.Y. Bard et al. PART II: VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT6. Vulnerability assessment of dwelling buildingsnA. Barbat, S. Lagomarsino and L. Pujades7. Vulnerability assessment of historical buildingsnS. Lagomarsino8. Experimental techniques for assessment of building vulnerabilitynM. Navarro and C.S.Oliveira9. Vulnerability assessment of lifelines systems, infrastructure and critical facilitiesnK. Pitilakis et al.PART III: SYSTEM ANALYSIS AND RISK10. Damage scenarios and damage evaluationnM.Erdik and Y.Fahjan11. Urban System Exposure to natural disasters : an integrated approachnP. Masure and C. Lutoff12. Response of Hospital SystemsnL. Pujades, A.Roca, C.S. Oliveira and S.SafinaPART IV: MANAGING EARTHQUAKE RISK13. Building against earthquakesnF.Mañá and L. Bozzo14. Industrial facilitiesnB. Mohammadioun and L.Serva15. Early warning and rapid damage assessmentnM. Erdik and Y. Fahjan16. Technical Emergency ManagingnA. Goretti and G. Di Pasquale17. Managing Civil ProtectionnE. Galanti, A. Goretti, B. Foster and G. Di Pasquale18. Earthquakes Risk and InsuranceR. Spence and A. Coburn19. Reinforcing the building stocknA. G. Costa20. Advanced techniques in modeling, response and recoverynL.Chiroiu et al.PART V: CASE STUDIES, INITIATIVES AND EXPERIENCES21. Seismic loss scenarios based on hazard de-aggregationnApplication to the Metropolitan region of Lisbon, PortugalnA. Campos Costa, M. L. Sousa, A. Carvalho, E. Coelho22. Loss scenarios for regional Emergency Plans: the case of Catalonia, SpainnSusagna, T., Goula, X., Roca, A., Pujades L., Gasulla, N. and J.J. Palma23. An advanced approach to Earthquake risk scenarios with applications to different European towns nP. Mouroux and B. LebrunReferencesIndex
* Multidisciplinary approach of risk assessment and management, which can provide more efficient earthquake mitigation.
* Transfer of Geo-scientific and engineering knowledge to Civil Protection and insurance agents
* Approaches and common practices directly related to the preparation of earthquake emergency plans
* Illustrated examples of actual applications, including web sites
* Case-studies and information on relevant international projects
Written by a team of specialists in many disciplines, this book answers the need for a multidisciplinary approach in the field of earthquake risk assessment and management. It provides an overview of earthquake emergency plans, and a frank assessment of the problems and pitfalls of current methods. The authors apply real world experience to the transfer of geo-scientific and engineering knowledge to Civil Protection personnel and insurance agents. Also included are examples of actual applications taken from the bibliography - including relevant websites.