Title: European building inventory framework
Authors: TSIONIS Georgios
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2015
JRC N°: JRC98981
ISBN: 978-92-79-54012-7
ISSN: 1831-9424
Other Identifiers: EUR 27603
OP LB-NA-27603-EN-N
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC98981
DOI: 10.2788/379063
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: Increased resilience is a strategic objective of the European strategy for disaster management, particularly concerning the protection urban areas. For the assessment of the seismic resilience of urban areas, three components are essential: a description of the hazard, an inventory of the exposed assets and an accurate estimation of their vulnerability. Exposure data have been collected during the national housing censuses and within the framework of research projects dealing with seismic risk or with the energy performance of buildings. These sources of information are reviewed with focus on the building characteristics of interest for seismic risk assessment and the space resolution. The inventories compiled within research projects contain data aggregated at the level of countries, which is not sufficient for seismic risk assessment. They were inferred from a variety of sources that present notable divergences and they do not account for the distribution of buildings in small geographical units, which is proven to influence the loss estimates. On the other hand, housing censuses cover the important building features for several countries and may be aggregated at the desired geographical areas. However, a significant effort is required to collect and elaborate the census data.
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