Transect Survey as a Post-Disaster Global Rapid Damage Assessment Tool

Show simple item record Moon, L en Biggs, D en Ingham, Jason en Griffith, M en 2016-06-14T01:24:52Z en 2015-11 en
dc.identifier.citation Earthquake Spectra, 2015, 31 (4), pp. 2443 - 2457 en
dc.identifier.issn 8755-2930 en
dc.identifier.uri en
dc.description.abstract Following a damaging earthquake, the immediate emergency response is focused on individual collapsed buildings or other "hotspots" rather than the overall state of damage. This lack of attention to the global damage condition of the affected region can lead to the reporting of misinformation and generate confusion, causing difficulties when attempting to determine the level of postdisaster resources required. A pre-planned building damage survey based on the transect method is recommended as a simple tool to generate an estimate of the overall level of building damage in a city or region. A methodology for such a transect survey is suggested, and an example of a similar survey conducted in Christchurch, New Zealand, following the 22 February 2011 earthquake is presented. The transect was found to give suitably accurate estimates of building damage at a time when information was keenly sought by government authorities and the general public. en
dc.language English en
dc.publisher Earthquake Engineering Research Institute en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Earthquake Spectra en
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dc.subject Science & Technology en
dc.subject Technology en
dc.subject Engineering, Civil en
dc.subject Engineering, Geological en
dc.subject Engineering en
dc.subject CANTERBURY en
dc.title Transect Survey as a Post-Disaster Global Rapid Damage Assessment Tool en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1193/070113EQS185M en
pubs.issue 4 en
pubs.begin-page 2443 en
pubs.volume 31 en
dc.description.version VoR - Version of Record en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Earthquake Engineering Research Institute en
pubs.end-page 2457 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 517064 en Engineering en Civil and Environmental Eng en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2016-06-14 en

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