The project KnowRISK aims at facilitating local communities’ access to expert knowledge on seismic risk and non-structural protective solutions into practical knowledge and communication tools designed to engage communities in disaster risk reduction.
Around 70%-85% of construction cost goes into non-structural elements, their damage can strongly influence the ability of communities to cope with and recover from earthquakes. Moreover collapse or turnover of non-structural elements may obstruct the escape routes.
Instituto Superior Técnico (IST)
Avenida Rovisco Pais, 1
Coordinator's Website: http://tecnico.ulisboa.pt/
- Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil – Portugal – http://www.lnec.pt
- Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia – Italy – http://www.ingv.it
- University of Iceland - Iceland - http://www.eerc.hi.is
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