Disaster risk assessment and mitigation : : arrival of tsunami wave in Thailand
081106s2009 vauab b 001 0 eng
|a9780784410127 (pbk.) :|cNT$1154
|aDisaster risk assessment and mitigation :|barrival of tsunami wave in Thailand /|cedited by Nasim Uddin, Alfredo Ang.
|aReston, Va. :|bAmerican Society of Civil Engineers,|cc2009.
|aix, 88 p. :|bill., maps ;|c28 cm.
|aASCE Council on Disaster Risk Management monograph ;|vno. 2
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aIntroduction : Disaster risk assessment and mitigation -- Surviving nature's forces : can civil engineers build safe communities? / Yumei Wang and Erik Vanmarcke -- Fundamentals of quantitative risk assessment for natural hazard mitigation / A.H-S. Ang -- Port of Los Angeles risk management strategies / Tony Gioiello and Richard C. Wittkop -- Surviving natural forces from Taiwanese civil enginners perspective / Edward H. Wang, Hsieh Yuen Chang, and Ming-Hsi Hsu -- Lessons learned from the December 26, 2004 Sumatra quake and tsunami / Yumei Wang ... [et al.] -- Achievements and challenges of China construction / Xila Liu -- Preparing for the big one / Swaminathan Krishnan.
|aNatural disasters|xRisk assessment.
|aAng, Alfredo Hua-Sing,|d1930-
|aMonograph (ASCE Council on Disaster Risk Management) ;|vno. 2.
After recent earthquakes, tsunamis, and hurricanes devastated more than a dozen countries, civil engineers find themselves at the forefront of building and repairing the infrastructure of destroyed communities. A balance must be struck between potential losses from natural disasters and financial commitments to infrastructure protection. Civil engineers are positioned to achieve this balance, but may need new tools to do so. This monograph asks the bigger question: are civil engineers doing their jobs or should their roles be redefined? The topics covered in this publication include: an introduction to disaster risk assessment and mitigation; disaster risk assessment for natural hazard mitigation; reducing the effects of hazards; system evaluation for hazard mitigation; lessons learned from recent disasters; construction challenges; and political commitment to disaster mitigation. This publication is invaluable to engineers involved in disaster risk assessment and mitigation, lifelines, and owners and operators of public and private infrastructure systems.