Damage assessment, rehabilitation, decision-making, social consequences, repair and reconstruction; these are all critical factors for considerations following natural disasters such as earthquakes. In order to address these issues, the United States of America and the Peoples Republic of China regularly organize bilateral symposia/workshops to investigate multiple hazard mitigation, particularly with respect to earthquake engineering. This book contains state-of-the-art reports presented by world-renowned researchers at the US/PRC Sympsosium Workshop on Post-Earthquake Rehabilitation and Reconstruction held in Kunming, Yunnan, China, May 1995. The following key areas are addressed: damage assessment of structures after earthquakes; lessons of post-earthquake recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction, including public policy, land use options, urban planning, and design; issues in and examples of decision-making, and implementation of rehabilitation and reconstruction plans and policies; repair, strengthening, retrofit and control of structures and lifeline systems, post-earthquake socio-economic problems covering issues of relief and recovery; human and organizational behavior during emergency response, and strategies for improvement; real-time monitoring of earthquake response and damage.


For researchers, engineers and government agencies involved in seismology, flood mitigation, geological engineering, structural engineering and engineering and hazard managment.

Table of Contents

Preface. Briefing on rehabilitation in earthquake disaster areas of China (Liu Zhigang). Assessment of a bridge collapse and its design parameters for Northridge earthquake (Franklin Y. Cheng, K.Y. Lou). Achievements and experience of homeland rehabilitation after earthquake in Lancang and Gengma (Zhao Tingguang). Lessons learned from recent earthquakes and their impact on NCEER research and implementation efforts (G.C. Lee, A.S. Dargush). Organization and management of reconstruction work in Lancang-Gengma earthquake-stricken areas (Gou Fangming). Anticipated business disruption effects due to the earthquake-induced lifeline interruptions (J.M. Nigg). Decision-making for recovery and reconstruction following a strong earthquake (Ye Yaoxian). Basis for cost-effective decisions on upgrading existing structures for earthquake protection (A.H-S. Ang, D. De Leon). Applications of artificial intelligence in GIS to urban planning for earthquake disaster mitigation (Y.Y. Wang, L. Wang). Earthquake damage estimation and rehabilitation prioritization of buried lifelines (L.R.L. Wang). Event system simulation of post-earthquake fire (Li Jie, Song Jianxue). Damage estimation of structures incorporating structural identification (Chung-Bang Yun et al.). Risk management for urban planning against strong earthquakes (Teizo Fujiwara et al.). Evaluation of losses from earthquake damage to equipment in petrochemical enterprises (Liu Wenyan et al.). Restoration and reconstruction of Batang earthquake-stricken areas (Lai Xianxiang). Da-Yang earthquake and post-quake relief work and reconstruction in Yang-Yuan County (Hu Shu-Sen, Jiao En-de). The integration of housing recovery into reconstruction planning (P.A. Bolton). Inquiry into reconstruction of changed place in Wuqia County Town (Zhang Mianzheng, Zeng Linxiang). Discussion of a systematic engineering study for planning and rebuilding after an earthquake disaster in Daqing oil field (Zhang Wanchang, Sun


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