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(Japanese) 政策研究大学院大学・建築研究所共催シンポジウム「歴史的建築物の活用と防火対策」



In recent years, countermeasures against flood disasters of buildings have become important in Japan, by the increase of severe flood disasters. For example, in Typhoon 19 (Hagibis) in 2019 due to flooding of a super high-rise condominium’s power receiving and transforming facilities, its elevators and water supply facilities became unusable, and in July 2020 extensive flooding inundation of facilities for the elderly and urban areas caused extensive human and building damage. In this symposium, we will exchange information on domestic and international efforts and technological trends, and consider issues that need to be addressed in the future.
Hosted by: National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Building Research Institute
             Facilitator: Masaru Sugahara Prof. (National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies)
13:30-13:40 Introduction: Yorinobu Eda (Building Research Institute)
13:40-14:10 Lectures and Panel Discussion 
             Moderator: Nozomu Kiuchi Dr. (Building Research Institute)
 13:40-14:20 ◇ Keynote Lecture
“Retrofitting for Flood Resilience”
Edward Barsley (The Environmental Design Studio)
 14:20 ◇ Lectures  
  “Flood Resistant Buildings Japanese Circumstances, Necessities and Possibilities”
Nozomu Kiuchi Dr. (Building Research Institute)
  “Recent Flood Damages to Buildings and Challenges for Flood Resistant Buildings”
Kazuo Tamura Dr. (Aseismic Urban Building Institute)
  “Challenges for Post disaster Measures of Wooden Detached Housings at Actual Flood Disaster Sites”
Jun’ichi Hasegawa (Architectural Restoration Support Network (ARSN))
  “Flood Countermeasures and Issues in Buildings from the Perspective of Business Continuity Plan and Life Continuity Plan”
Toshihiro Sankai (Nat. Inst. for Land & Infrastructure Management)
  “Expectations for Building Measures in the River Basin Management Policy”
Kentaro Taki Dr. (The University of Shiga Prefecture)
  “Recent Challenges to Reduce the Flood Damage in the Field of Building and Housing”
Takashi Imamura (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport & Tourism)
16:00 ◇ Panel Discussion: Steps towards Flood Resistant Building Measures
17:00 ◇ Closing


Lecture materials and videos are link here.

Date / Time

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

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


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