UNESCO-IPRED Database

The International Platform for Reducing Earthquake Diasters
La Plateforme internationale pour la prévention des catastrophes sismiques

The creation and maintenance of this website are supported by The Building Center of Japan (BCJ)

Building codes
  • Existing building codes (general)

  • Existing building codes (earthquakes)

  • Outlines of seismic building codes, etc. in major earthquake-prone countries

  • Existing building codes (windstorms)

Guidelines, etc. for building practices
  • Existing guildlines, materials for building practices (earthquakes)

  • Existing guildlines, materials for assessment (earthquakes)

  • Existing guildlines, materials for retrofitting (earthquakes)

  • Existing guildlines, materials for building practices (windstorms)

  • Existing videos for building practices

Other resources
  • Existing codes for public works (earthquakes)

  • Useful resources related to housing safety

  • Useful resources related to school safety

  • Other useful resources

IPRED-related resources ISDR-related resources
  • 2010-2011 ISDR World Disaster Reduction Campaign on Making Cities resilient, addressing urban risk

  • The Second Session of the ISDR Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (2009)

  • IDRC Davos 2008

  • The First Session of the ISDR Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (2007)

Information on the Haiti Earthquake
  • Transitional Shelter

  • Background information on Haiti

  • Related articles

  • Groups/blogs related to building codes and practices

Information on the Chile Earthquake
  • Existing building codes (earthquakes)

  • Useful resources

  • Some background information on the 2010 Chile Earthquake

  • Some related articles

Other resources
  • Educational materials for disaster risk reduction

  • Reducing Earthquake Losses in Northeast Asian Region (RELNAR)

  • Reducing Earthquake Losses in South Asian Region (RELSAR)

  • Reducing Earthquake Losses in the Extended (former Eastern) Mediterranean Region (RELEMR)

  • Reducing Earthquake Losses in Latin America and the Caribbean (RELLAC)

  • Global Earthquake Model (GEM)

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Takashi IMAMURA; last updated on 13 March 2010; E-mail