News & Events

News & Events

Events Information


Symposium on “Future of post-disaster assessment for buildings”Hosted by National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) and Building Research Institute (BRI)


Post-earthquake quick inspection of damaged buildings aims to prevent secondary disasters by inspecting the buildings hit by large earthquakes and evaluating the risks including building collapse, fall of exterior walls and window glass and the overturn of building equipment that may be caused by aftershocks. In the symposium, presentation will be made on the lessons from the past disasters and relevant R&D both within and outside Japan, and issues on future of post-disaster assessment for buildings will be explored.
Hosted by: National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Building Research Institute
             MC: Masaru SUGAHARA (Professor, GRIPS)
1:30-1:40pm Introductory Remarks
            Yasuo OKUDA (Director, Dept. of Structural Engineering, BRI)
1:40-5:00pm Presentation and Panel Discussion
             Moderator: Yoshiaki NAKANO (Professor, The University of Tokyo)
     1:40-3:50pm Presentation  
     1.    Practices and issues on post-earthquake quick inspection of buildings in Japan
  Wataru GOJO (Senior Technical Counselor, Japan Building Disaster Prevention Association)
  “History of Japan’s system and future options for improving it”
  Suguru HIRAYAMA (Chief Examiner, Building Disaster Prevention Section, Osaka Prefectural Government)
  “Practices and issues on post-earthquake quick inspection of buildings in Osaka”
     2.    Practices and issues on post-earthquake quick inspection of buildings in various countries

Tatsuya AZUHATA (Chief Research Engineer, IISEE, BRI)

“Technical Support Examples for Post-Earthquake Quick Inspection Methods to Developing Countries from Japan”


Eduardo Orlando HURTADO GAJARDO (Head of Engineering and Construction Department, Public Building Division, National Directorate of Architecture, Ministry of Public Works, Chile)

“Quick Inspection Method of Buildings Damaged by Earthquakes in Chile”

  Lap-Loi CHUNG (Deputy Director General, National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering, and Professor, National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
“Technology and mechanism on post-earthquake emergent evaluation of damaged buildings in Taiwan”
  Dave BRUNSDON (Director, Kestrel Group, New Zealand)
“Rapid post-earthquake structural and geotechnical assessments in New Zealand”
     3.    Trend of R&D relevant to post-earthquake quick inspection of buildings
  Tomohisa MUKAI (Senior Research Engineer, Dept. of Structural Engineering, BRI)
 “Overview on damage evaluation for buildings subjected to severe earthquake using some 3D laser scanners”
  Koichi KUSUNOKI (Professor, The University of Tokyo)
 “Development and implementation of new technologies for the rapid inspection method”
    Break 3:50-4:00pm
   4:00-5:00pm Panel Discussion: Future of post-disaster assessment for buildings
  - Efficient methods for data collection and analysis on damages in case of wide area earthquake -
5:00pm Closing


Free of charge (Pre-registration required)

Please resister from the link below or QR code by 3rd February, 2020

 Symposium20200205 leaflet Jp_qr_code


     Contact: GRIPS E-mail: grips.dms[at]

    *When sending an inquiry email, Please replace [at] with “@”.



Date / Time 2020.2.5 Wed. 1:30pm-5:00pm(Open from : 1:00 pm)
Venue Soukairou Hall, 1F, GRIPS(Max. 300 persons)
Fee Free of charge(Pre-registration required)
Language Japanese/English(Simultaneous interpretation)

7-22-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8677

TEL : +81-(0)3-6439-6000     
FAX : +81-(0)3-6439-6010


Print Out