JDR Vol.7 No.2 pp. 135-146
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2012.p0135


Examining the Scheme for Damage Inspection of Non-Wooden Apartment Buildings for Issuing Disaster Victim Certificates

Kaoru Mizukoshi*, Yosuke Nakajima*, Yoe Masuzawa**,
Satoshi Tanaka***, and Kishie Shigekawa***

*Risk Management Department, Engineering & Risk Services Corporation, Akasaka Kikyou-Bldg., 3-11-15 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052, Japan

**Masuzawa Engineering Research & Consulting, 4-11-9-309 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0051, Japan

***Graduate School of Environment and Disaster Reserch, Fuji Tokoha University, 325 Ohbuchi, Fuji, Shizuoka 417-0801, Japan

August 15, 2011
December 2, 2011
February 1, 2012
Tokyo Metropolitan Earthquake, damage inspection for issuing disaster victim certificates, nonwooden apartment building, expert on building, hearing survey
This paper sorts out the problems in applying the current inspection methods for issuing disaster victim certificates to examine the damages on non-wooden apartment buildings that are densely constructed in the Tokyo Metropolitan area, should a major earthquake take place in this area. First, a hearing survey was conducted on diverse business organizations especially to examine the availability of experts on building for damage inspection. Based on this examination, the new inspection scheme is proposed, adopting a selfassessment method in the secondary inspection. And this new scheme is shown to be effective in averting prolongation in time for damage inspection and active usage of experts on building toward this end. In order to evaluate the viability of the new scheme for inspection, a workshop was held with participants from the government offices and various business organizations to recognize the current situation and share this information so as to focus on the tasks to be undertaken in realizing this new scheme.
Cite this article as:
K. Mizukoshi, Y. Nakajima, Y. Masuzawa, S. Tanaka, and K. Shigekawa, “Examining the Scheme for Damage Inspection of Non-Wooden Apartment Buildings for Issuing Disaster Victim Certificates,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.7 No.2, pp. 135-146, 2012.
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