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This chapter outlines a framework for multidimensional, holistic vulnerability assessment that is understood as part of risk evaluation and risk management in the context of Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation. As a heuristic, the framework is a thinking tool [...]

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The road infrastructure around the world is impaired by natural hazards, in particular with extreme flooding, which sever the road links and lead to serious socio-economic consequences. The bridges, which are the most critical parts of road links, are threatened even by less extreme [...]

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The formulation of a multi-hazard loss model for a given structure is not only of interest for predicting the economic impact of future damage but it can also be of importance for risk mitigation. A methodology that can assess the vulnerability of the built environment is a significant [...]

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The application of reliable predictive methods for the seismic vulnerability assessment of historical buildings represents a challenging issue in the process of risk mitigation at regional/national scale, in order to undertake appropriate strategies aimed at achieving acceptable safety [...]

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The Cathedral Basilica of Manizales is one of the most representative buildings of the so-called "republican architecture", boosted in a remarkable and singular way after the fires of the 1920s in the city of Manizales, Colombia. Its "eclectic neo-gothic" design [...]

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Available fire risk assessment approaches are mostly developed for new buildings. These approaches encompass minimum provisions defined by standards that are valid in certain countries, and few of these methods were thought exclusively for assessing the fire safety of [...]

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Historical masonry structures are characterised by a high level of seismic vulnerability, as demonstrated by recent and past seismic events. Monumental buildings, in particular,represent a very challenging topic. Their morphological evolution, characterised by transformations, aggregations [...]

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The present research aims to investigate the influence of site amplification on the seismic vulnerability of the historical centre of the municipality of Baranello in the Molise Region of Italy. Structural and typological characterization of the investigated area has been done according [...]

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Banat seismic region represents the second most important seismic area of Romania. The area is characterized by shallow earthquakes, with a peak ground acceleration ag=0,20g [1]. The city was influenced by several architectural styles, keeping until nowadays many valuable masonry [...]

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This paper aims at contributing to the seismic vulnerability assessment of a historic brick masonry building constructed in Istanbul by comparison of the derived analytical and empirical fragility functions. For this purpose, Incremental Dynamic Analysis for each ground motion record [...]