School Safety and Security Keeping Schools Safe in Earthquakes

This book resents expert knowledge, opinions and experiences, and provides valuable insight into the scope of problems involved in protecting schools and their occupants from earthquakes.

School Safety and Security Keeping Schools Safe in Earthquakes

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264016708

Page: 244

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This book resents expert knowledge, opinions and experiences, and provides valuable insight into the scope of problems involved in protecting schools and their occupants from earthquakes.

School Safety and Security Keeping Schools Safe in Earthquakes

Its recommendations are a call to action to all governments in OECD and partner countries to help facilitate their implementation.

School Safety and Security Keeping Schools Safe in Earthquakes

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264016694

Page: 244

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Earthquake-prone communities need earthquake-resistant schools. In 2002, a primary school in San Giuliano, Italy, collapsed killing 29 children and one teacher. In May 2003, a medium-sized earthquake in the city of Bingöl, Turkey, caused the ...

Earthquakes and Tsunamis

National Information Centre of Earthquake Engineering, Kanpur India (www.
nicee.org) OECD 2004. Expert Group Report on Earthquake Safety in Schools
Part V in Yelland, R and Tucker, B (eds.) Keeping Schools Safe in Earthquakes,
OECD, ...

Earthquakes and Tsunamis

Author: A. Tugrul Tankut

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9048123992

Page: 218

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Earthquakes and tsunamis are two major natural disasters, causing enormous life and material losses over the entire world, especially in the developing countries that are not well prepared. Since earthquakes and tsunamis are natural phenomena that cannot be prevented, a series of measures need to be taken to minimize the losses. Disaster mitigation covers a wide variety of activities involving numerous disciplines. Civil engineering makes probably the most effective contribution to the mitigation of life and material losses in earthquakes and tsunamis. This volume contains 11 major contributions of distinguished experts from various areas of civil engineering, and aims at informing the civil engineering community about the recent progress in disaster mitigation concerning earthquakes and tsunamis. It is designed to address the standard practicing civil engineer with the aim of carrying the scientific research results to the engineering practice in simple engineering language.

School Safety and Security Lessons in Danger

Threats to the safety and security of people and property can arise from natural
hazards – such as earthquake, floods and ... The expert knowledge, opinions and
experiences presented in the report Keeping Schools Safe in Earthquakes ...

School Safety and Security Lessons in Danger

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264017410

Page: 172

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Lessons in Danger, the result of a joint OECD-US Department of Education collaboration, provides valuable insight into how school safety and security, particularly in emergency situations, are addressed in over 14 countries.

Seismic Evaluation and Rehabilitation of Structures

Accessed 15 Sept 2012 Gu ̈lkan P (2004) Obstacles to improving seismic safety
of school buildings in Turkey. In: Yelland H, Tucker B (eds) Keeping schools safe
in earthquakes. OECD, Paris Gu ̈r T, Pay AC, Ramirez JA, So ̈zen MA, ...

Seismic Evaluation and Rehabilitation of Structures

Author: Alper Ilki

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3319004581

Page: 497

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In the past, facilities considered to be at the end of their useful life were demolished and replaced with new ones that better met the functional requirements of modern society, including new safety standards. Humankind has recently recognised the threats to the environment and to our limited natural resources due to our relentless determination to destroy the old and build anew. With the awareness of these constraints and the emphasis on sustainability, in future the majority of old structures will be retrofitted to extend their service life as long as feasible. In keeping with this new approach, the EU’s Construction Products Regulation 305/2011, which is the basis of the Eurocodes, included the sustainable use of resources as an "Essential Requirement" for construction. So, the forthcoming second generation of EN-Eurocodes will cover not only the design of new structures, but the rehabilitation of existing ones as well. Most of the existing building stock and civil infrastructures are seismically deficient. When the time comes for a decision to prolong their service life with the help of structural and architectural upgrading, seismic retrofitting may be needed. Further, it is often decided to enhance the earthquake resistance of facilities that still meet their functional requirements and fulfil their purpose, if they are not earthquake-safe. In order to decide how badly a structure needs seismic upgrading or to prioritise it in a population of structures, a seismic evaluation is needed, which also serves as a guide for the extent and type of strengthening. Seismic codes do not sufficiently cover the delicate phase of seismic evaluation nor the many potential technical options for seismic upgrading; therefore research is on-going and the state-of-the-art is constantly evolving. All the more so as seismic evaluation and rehabilitation demand considerable expertise, to make best use of the available safety margins in the existing structure, to adapt the engineering capabilities and techniques at hand to the particularities of a project, to minimise disruption of use, etc. Further, as old structures are very diverse in terms of their materials and layout, seismic retrofitting does not lend itself to straightforward codified procedures or cook-book approaches. As such, seismic evaluation and rehabilitation need the best that the current state-of-the-art can offer on all aspects of earthquake engineering. This volume serves this need, as it gathers the most recent research of top seismic experts from around the world on seismic evaluation, retrofitting and closely related subjects.

Education Today 2010 The OECD Perspective

OECD Recommendations Concerning Guidelines on Earthquake Safety in
Schools, 2005; School Safety and Security: Keeping Schools Safe in
Earthquakes, 2004 References OECD (2003), Student Engagement at School: A
Sense of.

Education Today 2010 The OECD Perspective

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264090622

Page: 90

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Organised into eight chapters, this report examines early childhood education, schooling, transitions beyond initial education, higher education, adult learning, outcomes and returns, equity, and innovation. The chapters focus onkey findings and policy directions emerging from recent OECD work.

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Lessons in Danger

School Safety and Security OECD Staff, Organisation for Economic Co-operation
and Development, Hannah Von ... The expert knowledge , opinions and
experiences presented in the report Keeping Schools Safe in Earthquakes ( 2004
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Lessons in Danger

Author: OECD Staff

Publisher: Organization for Economic

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Page: 168

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There are a number of challenges which schools face in trying to ensure the safety of their pupils, including the risks of accidents, bullying, vandalism and violence; and in some countries the range of incidents is increasing. This publication contains papers presented at an international conference on school safety and security, held in February 2002 and jointly organised by the OECD and the U.S, Department of Education. The papers are organised under five key themes: risk assessment; crisis planning and management; infrastructure issues relating to building design and security measures; collaborative approaches; education, training and support.

OECD Journal

... has developed several publications on managing disasters, including: Large-
Scale Disasters: Lessons Learned, Catastrophic Risks and Insurance, Terrorism
Risk Insurance in OECD Countries and Keeping Schools Safe in Earthquakes.

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