UNISDR "GTFBC"
Global Task Force on Building Codes

The Global Task Force on Building Codes (GTFBC) was initially formed by participants of the session on building codes during the ISDR Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Geneva in June 2007. The list of the GTFBC members has grown through a number of events on building codes including IDRC Davos 2008, ISDR GP 2009, etc. The GTFBC consists of worldwide experts in the field of building codes and practices: UN agencies (UN-ISDR, UN-OCHA, World Bank, UNDP, UN-HABITAT, UNESCO, UNICEF, UNCRD, UNU, etc.), international organizations and NGOs (IFRC, IAEE, IAWE, IG-WRDRR, ICC, ADPC, ADRC, EERI, Build Action, RICS, DWF, EMI, Plan, INEE, COGSS-DPE, Risk Red, etc.), national governments and institutions, universities, building officials, architects, engineers, seismologists, etc. UNESCO performs as a secretariat of this Task Force.

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Transitional Shelter "Shelter Cluster Haiti 2010" "Technical Working Groups (TWIGs)":

Existing guildlines, materials for building practices (consideration to both earthquakes and windstorms):

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Existing and model building codes (general):

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Existing codes for public works (earthquakes):

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Yasuo KATSUMI; last updated on 14 February 2013; E-mail