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Strengthening infrastructure for hazard impact

By: Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC

Category: Planning & Research

  2.56 PM 30 January, 2017

Location: General

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Research by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC is assisting communities, builders, governments and the emergency services make informed decisions about how they can mitigate the risk of building and road damage from natural hazards.

Focusing on existing high risk components of the built environment, Hazard Note 26 details the Hardening buildings and infrastructure cluster of CRC projects. This cluster is investigating the vulnerability of buildings and key infrastructure across a range of natural hazards, including earthquake, flood, cyclone and bushfire. The overall aim is to provide cost-effective solutions that will reduce damage, injury, community disruption and the future cost of natural hazards, as well as show how new construction can be more appropriate for mitigating risks. This cluster has five linked studies:

  • Cost-effective mitigation strategy development for building-related earthquake risk
  • Cost-effective mitigation strategy development for flood prone buildings
  • Improving the resilience of existing housing to severe wind events
  • Enhancing the resilience of critical road infrastructure: bridges, culverts and floodways
  • Natural hazard exposure information modelling framework 

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Last Updated: 30 January 2017