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The motivation for this project came from observations of widespread devastation during the 2011 and 2013 flooding in Queensland. A fundamental reason for this damage was inappropriate development in flood plains and a legacy of high risk building stock in flood prone areas.
The project is developing cost-effective strategies to mitigate damage to residential buildings from riverine floods. The research is providing evidence-based retrofit strategies for decisions concerning buildings with the greatest vulnerability in Australia.
Repeat inundation due to inappropriate development results in significant logistical issues for emergency management, disruption to communities, and considerable cost to all levels of government to repair damage and to enable communities to recover.
This project is building on existing research to broaden the knowledge of the vulnerability of Australian building stock to riverine flooding and is identifying suitable retrofitting strategies.
To date, the project has developed a building classification schema to categorise Australian residential buildings into a range of typical building types. Mitigation strategies developed nationally and internationally have been reviewed.
As the project continues, appropriate strategies will be costed for key building types through the engagement of quantity surveying specialists. Vulnerability of predominant building types will be assessed along with the factors affecting vulnerability. The information on vulnerability is fundamental to evaluate mitigation strategies and to examine the opportunities for reducing vulnerability.
The research will also entail experimental testing of preferred material types to ascertain their resilience to water exposure. Cost benefit analysis will be conducted to find optimal mitigation strategies for selected building types located within a range of catchment types.
|20 Mar 2014||Resilience and Mitigation through Hardening the Built Environment||16.21 MB (16.21 MB)||coastal, cyclone, earthquake|
|04 Dec 2014||Cost effective mitigation for flood prone buildings||892.37 KB (892.37 KB)||engineering, flood, mitigation|
|04 May 2016||Hardening buildings and infrastructure - cluster overview||0 bytes (0 bytes)||engineering, infrastructure, multi-hazard|
|24 Oct 2016||Cost-effective mitigation strategy development for flood prone buildings||3.28 MB (3.28 MB)||engineering, flood, mitigation|
|30 Jan 2017||Strengthening infrastructure for natural hazard impacts||358.94 KB (358.94 KB)||earthquake, engineering, mitigation|
The main objective of this research is to develop cost-effective strategies to mitigate damage to residential buildings from riverine floods.
The main objective of this research is to develop cost-effective strategies to mitigate damage to residential buildings from riverine floods. The research will provide evidence-based retrofit strategies for decisions concerning the buildings with the greatest vulnerability in Australian communities.
The main objective of this research is to identify cost-effective strategies to mitigate damage to residential buildings from riverine floods.
|Natural hazard exposure information modelling framework||Dr Krishna Nadimpalli||Geoscience Australia|
|Improving the resilience of existing housing to severe wind events||A/Prof John Ginger||James Cook University|
|Cost-effective mitigation strategy development for flood prone buildings||Dr Tariq Maqsood||Geoscience Australia|
|Cost-effective mitigation strategy development for building related earthquake risk||Prof Michael Griffith||University of Adelaide|