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New online - April 2018

New journal articles and reports on CRC research are available online.

Researcher Briony Towers and Professor Kevin Ronan from the Child-centred disaster risk reduction project has published a paper which investigates the Surive and Thrive education program which educates students in grades 5 and 6 on bushfire education. The paper examines two case studies at Anglesea and Strathewen Primary Schools and how students have adapted to the curriculum. The aim of the program is to educate students and provide awareness for the risks associated with bushfires. 

Celeste YoungJoanne Pyke, N Maharaj, Bruce Rasmussen and Roger Jones from the Diversity and inclusion: building strength and capability project have had their literature reveiw published online. The paper is split into three parts which focus on the systematic nature of diversity and its inclusion from an organisational perspective; the economical aspects of diversity and its impacts on the emergency management sector; and social inclusion in diverse communities. 

Researcher Nelson Lam and the team from the Cost-effective mitigation strategy for building related earthquake risk project have published a paper which investigates the key infrastructure that is used to support a modern transportation system. The team looks at how retaining walls can cope with seismic actions by conducting an experimental investigation for finding displacement demand of scaled down retaining wall models.

Also part of the Cost-effective mitigation strategy for building related earthquake risk project  is a recent paper by Associate Professor Helen Goldsworthy, Anita Amirsardari, Elisa Lumantarna and Pathmanathan Rajeev. This paper analyses how the seismic performance of limited ductile reinforced concrete buildings are in line with performance-based earthquake engineering principles.

A third paper has also been published by the project, with Nelson Lam, Elisa Lumantarna and Alireza Mehdipanah analysing the structure of buildings using the generalised lateral force method. This involves investigating the irregularities in multi-storey buildings and how they measure against seismic standards.

Associate student Stephen Glassey has published a paper in Animals that looks at how emergency management arrangements can be more pet and animal inclusive. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, significant reforms were created in the United States including the Pets Emergency and Transportation Standards Act 2006. This paper measures the success of these reforms and compares the findings to Hurricane Harvey, which devastated the US in 2017.

 

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