Achieving Resilience by Integrating Societal and Technical Knowledge
RISK is concerned with socially integrated mitigation of multiple
structural risks in the urban environment. It aims to produce new
knowledge on the performance of existing reinforced concrete (RC)
structures subjected to earthquake and fire hazards and to develop an
integrated framework for performance-based assessment and structural
The proposed technical engineering solutions will be
developed accounting for the social context within which they are to be
enacted. Part of the project focuses on community engagement through use
of citizen science techniques and provision of tailored monitoring and
data analysis tools to define "acceptable" performances, inform the
technical programme of work and the means for effective implementation
of mitigation strategies for multiple risks.
Challenging RISK, aims amongst others, to suggest a community-centric learning about risk and resilience, and an understanding of how models, outcomes of research, guidelines and regulations fit within the needs and abilities of different communities.