IIIT Hyderabad and NMDA Develop Rapid Visual Screening (RVS) Primer to Mitigate Earthquake Risks

In this news, we discuss the IIIT Hyderabad and NMDA Develop Rapid Visual Screening (RVS) Primer to Mitigate Earthquake Risks.

International Information Institute Technology Hyderabad (IIITH) and the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) have developed a Rapid Visual Screening Guide (RVS) for a better understanding of structural safety in the aftermath of earthquake risks. The guide will serve as a pioneering document to examine various types of buildings for their structural stability and to assess and estimate possible damage during an earthquake.

The total number of buildings in India is well over 30.5 crore. The structural condition of buildings before and after the earthquake will provide an effective checkpoint for government institutions, industries, private organizations and local agencies against threats posed by earthquakes. While disaster management has so far followed a relief-centric approach, the RVS Primer will contribute to a more mitigation and preparedness-centric approach with a continued focus on response, which is proactive, holistic and integrated. in accordance with the 2005 Disaster Management Act.

Professor Pradeep Ramancharla, IIITH, and project team leader, said: “Four out of five people in India are living under the threat of an earthquake. Targeted earthquake risk mitigation activities such as construction of buildings, adherence to design standards, as well as assessment and retrofitting of existing buildings can significantly reduce the risks due to potential earthquake hazards . More details on RVS Primer at https://ndma.gov.in/images/pdf/RVS-Doc-11-2020.pdf About IIIT-Hyderabad The International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIITH) is an autonomous research university founded in 1998 that focuses on major areas of information Technology, such as computers, electronics and communications, and their applications in other fields through interdisciplinary research that has greater social impact. Some of his research areas include visual information technologies, human language technologies, data engineering, VLSI and embedded systems, computer architecture, wireless communications, algorithms and security. Information, Robotics, Building Science, Earthquake Engineering, Computational Natural Sciences and Bioinformatics, Educational Technologies, Power Systems, Agricultural Computing and E-Governance. Website: https://www.iiit.ac.in/ Logo: https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/600789/IIIT_Hyderabad_Logo.jpg PWR PWR

News Highlights:

  • HYDERABAD, India, Oct. 16, 2020 / PRNewswire / – International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad (IIITH) and the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) have developed an Introduction to Rapid Visual Screening (RVS) for a better understanding of structural safety in the aftermath of earthquake risks.
  • IIIT Hyderabad and NMDA Develop Rapid Visual Screening Guide (SVR) to Mitigate Earthquake Risk
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