Title: Incremental seismic rehabilitation concept for Romanian civil buildings integrated in natural hazards prevention management

Authors: Andreea Dutu; João Gomes Ferreira; Cristian Sandu

Addresses: The National Research and Development Institute, URBAN-INCERC, Bucharest 021652, Romania; Technical University of Civil Engineering, Bucharest 020396, Romania ' ICIST/DECivil/IST, Technical University of Lisbon, 1049-001, Portugal ' SC TRAINIC PROIECT SRL, Bucharest 021652, Romania

Abstract: A recent study in Bucharest emphasised the need to rehabilitate 392 vulnerable buildings, but when investing in seismic strengthening, the authorities are facing both financial and technical obstacles. For this reason the present paper is studying the possibility to use the incremental seismic rehabilitation (ISR) method to Romanian damaged and/or vulnerable buildings that present a higher risk of collapse in case of a major earthquake. Also, it proposes a tool having as base the critical path method to help the implementation of ISR methodology.

Keywords: incremental rehabilitation; seismic rehabilitation; Romania; civil buildings; natural hazards; hazard prevention management; earthquake damage; emergency management; disaster management; damaged buildings; vulnerable buildings; critical path method; CPM; earthquakes.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEM.2013.058545

International Journal of Emergency Management, 2013 Vol.9 No.3, pp.248 - 257

Accepted: 18 Aug 2013
Published online: 06 Jan 2014 *

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