Introduction To Natural And Man-made Disasters And Their Effects On Buildings by Roxanna McdonaldIntroduction To Natural And Man-made Disasters And Their Effects On Buildings by Roxanna Mcdonald

Introduction To Natural And Man-made Disasters And Their Effects On Buildings

byRoxanna McdonaldEditorRoxanna Mcdonald

Paperback | August 25, 2003

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This is a comprehensive guide to all types of natural and man made disasters and their effect on buildings. It gives overall guidance and a basic technical understanding of prevention, mitigation and management of disaster, and outlines a checklist of preventive design elements for each situation.

Every category is illustrated with a case study which pin points the essential information that is crucial to architects and engineers in designing buildings with disaster prevention in mind.

The aim of the book is to give a clear understanding of the nature of events and problems, and to enable readers to respond with knowledge to the unique demands placed on their designs.

A special emphasis is also placed on re-building as an opportunity to start again. For the specialists this is a process of constant learning and improving techniques in the light of events past.
Born and brought up in Romania, trained as an architect at Ion Mincu Institute of Architecture in Bucharest. Graduated from Architectural Assocation School in London and postgraduate diploma in building conservation. Own architectural practice in the UK from 1983-92, mainly carrying out conservation and restoration work. Registered wit...
Title:Introduction To Natural And Man-made Disasters And Their Effects On BuildingsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:258 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.68 inPublished:August 25, 2003Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0750656700

ISBN - 13:9780750656702

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Table of Contents

Introduction: what constitutes a disaster, loss assessment, disaster management, preparedness, risk reduction, strategy trends; Natural Disasters: earthquakes; Case Studies: Romania, Turkey and Taiwan; flooding; Case Studies: France and UK; weather conditions; Case Studies: Florida, France, Alaska, UK; Manmade disasters: conflict; Case Studies: Northern Ireland, New York (WTC), and Romania; fire; Case Study: UK; industrial accidents/pollution; Case Study: Romania; vandalism/neglect; Case Study: UK; Further sources of information; Bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

¿includes several case studies that are very interesting, perhaps the most interesting part to most people. ¿ Architecture Boston The appendices¿ ¿are an important contribution ¿ I have not previously found them all together in any single publication. ¿ Architecture Boston The appendices also contain an excellent bibliography, which will be helpful to both the serious disaster professional and interested citizen. ¿ Architecture Boston