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Planning for disaster : how natural and man-made disasters shape the built environment

Author: William G Ramroth
Publisher: New York : Kaplan Pub., ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Planning for Disaster' traces the impact of disasters and explores what we can learn from them to make our environments safer. The text addresses the impact of disasters on urban planning, building design, and the design of large-scale engineering projects such as bridges, tunnels, and levees.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ramroth, William G.
Planning for disaster.
New York : Kaplan Pub., ©2007
(OCoLC)608176797
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William G Ramroth
ISBN: 9781419593734 1419593730
OCLC Number: 78774721
Description: ix, 294 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: It takes a disaster --
Fire --
Codes --
Overcrowding --
Earthquake --
Wind and water --
Disasters of another kind --
World Trade Center --
Hurricane Katrina --
Learning from disasters --
Appendix : time line of disasters.
Responsibility: by William G. Ramroth, Jr.

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'Planning for Disaster' traces the impact of disasters and explores what we can learn from them to make our environments safer. The text addresses the impact of disasters on urban planning, building design, and the design of large-scale engineering projects such as bridges, tunnels, and levees.
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