Launch of the publication: ‘Towards Resilient Non-Engineered Construction - Guide for risk-informed policy making’ at Habitat III

When, local time: 
Tuesday, 18 October 2016 -
2:00pm to 2:45pm
Ecuador, Quito
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop

UNESCO launches its new publication ‘Towards Resilient Non-Engineered Construction - Guide for risk-informed policy making’ in collaboration with the International Platform for Reducing of Earthquake Disaster (IPRED).
Disasters are increasing in terms of frequency, complexity, scope and destructive capacity. Recent years have witnessed devastating disasters from earthquakes, tsunamis, floods and wildfires. Earthquake disasters are characterized by high mortality compared with other disasters and most of them are caused by collapse of non-engineered houses.
This new publication aims at policy makers and leading engineers for formulating necessary policies and technical training for securing safety on non-engineered construction. The publication includes information and case studies as well as an overview of gaps in this subject, overview/analysis of damage of the construction, overview of engineering/social/academic approaches, dissemination measures of technical guidelines and good practices to support policy makers and leading engineers.
UNESCO already published technical guidelines entitled “Guidelines for Earthquake Resistant Non-Engineered Construction” in August 2014.