Title: Chapter 4 - Engineering's Contributions to the Field of Emergency Management
Authors: CRUZ NARANJO Ana-Maria
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher, Ltd.
Publication Year: 2007
JRC N°: JRC50476
ISBN: 978-0-398-07744-0
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC50476
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Engineering has contributed to the emergency management field in two important ways: in the setting of design and safety standards, and the actual design and construction of infrastructure used to prevent damage and losses caused by hazards. In this chapter the contribution of engineering to emergency management is presented. First, the evolution of the setting of engineering codes and standards in the United States is presented. Then, the contribution of engineering to hazard reduction is given by type of hazard and by type of infrastructure. Finally, conclusions and recommendations for future engineering research are presented.
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