Comparison of resilience rating systems: Assessing post-earthquake hospital functionality

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Abstract

A community's ability to recover from an earthquake is heavily tied to the overall resilience of that community. Damage to critical infrastructure can dictate how the community as a whole recovers. Efforts have been made to quantify the resilience of important infrastructure components of a community, i.e., individual buildings. These resilience frameworks aim to predict damage, life safety concerns, and recovery times and cost. Several rating systems have been developed to help stakeholders assess vulnerabilities in their buildings and address specific areas for improvement. Each rating system has a different way of quantifying resilience, however, they have a common goal of reducing the adverse effects of a disaster and keep critical facilities running. Hospitals are critical to a community's well being, and contribute to their resilience and ability to recover following an earthquake. Physical damage to structural and nonstructural components in a hospital can severely limit the ability of the hospital to provide critical life saving services to the community. Predicting post-earthquake hospital functionality is critical for planning and preparing for future earthquakes. Rating systems provide valuable information on the predicted performance of these critical facilities. The results of three different rating systems are compared for a single hospital building.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication11th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2018, NCEE 2018
Subtitle of host publicationIntegrating Science, Engineering, and Policy
PublisherEarthquake Engineering Research Institute
Pages261-271
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781510873254
StatePublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event11th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2018: Integrating Science, Engineering, and Policy, NCEE 2018 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: Jun 25 2018Jun 29 2018

Publication series

Name11th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2018, NCEE 2018: Integrating Science, Engineering, and Policy
Volume1

Conference

Conference11th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2018: Integrating Science, Engineering, and Policy, NCEE 2018
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period6/25/186/29/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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