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dc.contributor.authorFaggiano, Beatrice-
dc.contributor.authorEsposto, Matteo-
dc.contributor.authorZaharia, Raul-
dc.contributor.authorPintea, D.-
dc.identifier.citationFaggiano, B., Esposto, M., Zaharia, R., & Pintea, D. (2008). Risk management in case of fire after earthquake. In Mazzolani, F. M., Mistakidis, E., Borg, R. P., Byfield, M., De Matteis, G., Dubina.,..Wang, Y. (Eds.), Urban habitat constructions under catastrophic events: COST Action C26 (pp. 75-80). Malta: University of Malta. Dept. of Building & Civil Engineering.en_GB
dc.description.abstractFire following earthquake is the most concerning earthquake-related hazard. Large fires following an earthquake in urban areas are relatively rare phenomena, but they have occasionally been of catastrophic proportions. Building characteristics and density, meteorological conditions and other factors can combine to create a situation in which fire following earthquake is the predominant agent of damage. Records from historical earthquakes show that sometimes the damage caused by the subsequent fire can be much severer than the damage caused by the ground motion itself, this being true for both single buildings and whole regions. For the sake of example, it is estimated that the loss due to the fires after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake is 10 times larger than that due to the ground motion; in addition, within the 1923 Tokyo earthquake, it is estimated that 77% of lost buildings were destroyed by fire. [excerpt from Description]en_GB
dc.publisherUniversity of Malta. Department of Building & Civil Engineeringen_GB
dc.subjectConstruction industry -- Risk managementen_GB
dc.subjectFire protection engineeringen_GB
dc.subjectEarthquake resistant designen_GB
dc.subjectBuildings -- Earthquake effects -- Risk assessmenten_GB
dc.subjectFire risk assessmenten_GB
dc.titleRisk management in case of fire after earthquakeen_GB
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