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Safer Homes, Stronger Communities: A Handbook for Reconstructing after Disasters

Post-disaster reconstruction begins with a series of decisions that must be made almost immediately. Despite the urgency with which these decisions are made, they have long-term impacts, changing the lives of those affected by the disaster for years to come. As a policy maker, you may be responsible for establishing the policy framework for the …

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Incremental Seismic Rehabilitation

The US Federal Emergency Management Agency has put together a set of guides to incremental retrofitting strategies for a wide variety of building types. FEMA, 2003. FEMA overview of earthquake safety at work, Incremental Seismic Rehabilitation of Office Buildings, Incremental Seismic Rehabilitation of Retail Buildings, Incremental Seismic Rehabilitation of Hospital Buildings, Incremental Seismic Rehabilitation of …

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Protect Your Property from an Earthquake

Protecting your property from earthquakes can involve a variety of actions, from inspecting and maintaining your building to installing protective devices. The US Federal Emergency Management Agency has put together a variety of short guides to specific actions you can take to secure appliances and strengthen structural elements in your house or worksplace against the …

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Just In Time Disaster Training – Library

An on-line video library developed by the Disaster Resistant Communities Group to provide a single, easy to search source in which individuals, agencies and organizations can access Just In Time Disaster Training videos. The library hosts more than 50 videos covering a wide range of topics. Training video library http://www.drc-group.com/project/jitt.html

Preparing for a Disaster: A Community-Based Approach

Preparing for Disasters: A Community-based Approach is a practical lesson in “mobilising the power of humanity” at the community level, rich in lessons learnt and best practices from the Philippine National Red Cross. Preparing for a Disaster: A Community-Based Approach http://www.allindiary.org/pool/resources/preparing-for-disaster-a-community-based-approach.pdf

What are the tricks for Constructing Earthquake-resistant Buildings?

“This booklet targets the key players in the construction process of non-engineered building construction aiming to empower them with the new knowledge to fulfill the basic requirements of earthquake resistant buildings. This booklet can be distributed to the comunities, to the social workers and disaster related organizations as an awareness tool for creating the demand …

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Seismic wallpaper

Report from Bayer MaterialScience, on an economical and effective earthquake protection measure they have developed in the form of a glass fiber fabric combined with a special adhesive which increases the stability of masonry and therefore reduces the risk that apartment and office buildings will turn into deathtraps. The system can be installed as wallpaper …

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