RNUS visited Bangladesh for seismic vulnerability and risk assessment project

Date : June 29th to July 2nd, 2008

The RNUS/AIT team comprised of Prof. Fumio Yamazaki, Dr. Pennung Warnitchai and Dr. Kawin Worakanchana visited Dhaka and Chittagong during June 29th to July 2nd, 2008.  The main objectives of this trip are to investigate project progress, conduct visual inspection for building and lifeline system and provide recommendation for lifeline assessment methodology as part of the RNUS project “Seismic vulnerability and risk assessment of Dhaka, Chittagong and Sylhet city corporation area”. On the first two days, the team joined the meeting held by ADPC team, project counterpart in Dhaka, to hear the project progress report on building and lifeline system assessment, dynamic identification behavior of building and quality control of survey and etc.  The team also visited Prof. Jamilur Reza Choudhury, Marco Corsi and A.S.M. Maksud Kamal, members of Technical Advising Group of the project at Brac University and Disaster Management and Relief Bhaban respectively to discuss on project methodology.

Prof. Yamazaki, Dr. Pennung and Dr. Kawin
 visit ADPC office in Dhaka On July 1st, the team departed to Chittagong to visit Prof. Md. Jahangir Alam at Chittagong University of Engineering and 
RNUS/AIT team visited Prof. Choudhury at Brac University, Dhaka

Technology to hear the progress report for building and lifeline inventory survey in Chittagong.  Then, the team went to the field for investigating the accuracy of the collected building inventory. On the departure day, the team visited the Water Supply and Sewerage Authority in Chittagong to interview, investigate and obtain the available potable water lifeline data.