Earthquake strategy for sustainable infrastructure in Turkey


ERENOĞLU R. C. , ERENOĞLU O.

PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS-ENGINEERING SUSTAINABILITY, cilt.167, ss.216-227, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 167 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1680/ensu.13.00022
  • Dergi Adı: PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS-ENGINEERING SUSTAINABILITY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.216-227

Özet

The magnitude 7.4 Izmit earthquake in north-west Turkey in 1999 resulted in 17 127 deaths, 43 959 injuries and extensive property and infrastructure damage. The event highlighted a national lack of seismic design and construction codes. After recovering from the initial effects of the Izmit earthquake, work started on a national earthquake strategy and action plan by public organisations, institutions, academics and practitioners. This paper provides an overview of the efforts to date to achieve safe, earthquake-resilient and sustainable urban infrastructure in Turkey.