Disaster Risk Assessment Consulting

Damage estimation based on firm evidence is a key to successful business continuity plans (BCP) and disaster countermeasures. KKE provides disaster risk assessment consulting using essential information to establish BCPs and reinforcement plans, using our experience in consulting and research in the seismic disaster engineering field.

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2011 Tohoku earthquake,BCM,BCP,business disaster reduction,disaster risk assessment,earthquake,manufacturing industry,Nankai Trough,plate boundary earthquake,reinforcement measures,tsunami

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Solution Overview

The success of your BCP and disaster countermeasures depends on a damage estimation based on firm evidence.
The need for BCPs that are truly effective has been growing in the manufacturing industry. We can assist you in preparing to establish a BCP and reinforcement plan by providing disaster risk assessment consulting that uses essential information that is based on our experience in the seismic disaster engineering field.

Disaster Risk Assessment

The 2011 earthquake in Tohoku, Japan demonstrated the effectiveness of new Japanese earthquake resistance standards. However, it also brought new issues to the surface, such as falling ceilings and internal equipment damage. It also showed how the kinds of damage were affected by location and subsurface structures, even among neighboring buildings. Other disasters, such as heavy snow and river flooding, also have become more severe recently. The disaster risks that businesses have to anticipate are becoming much more complicated.It is unrealistic to take every countermeasure without forming priorities within limited budgets.
At KKE, we analyze how severely factories and equipment would be damaged, and how long it would take for the infrastructure to recover. Our analyses and reports are based on local site conditions and potential disaster scenarios there. These assessments will examine your situation using scientifically grounded indicators in order to help you decide how to invest in disaster reduction plans, so that you can implement more satisfactory measures.

Tsunami Flooding Risk Evacuation

Businesses with factories on the coast have to consider the impact of tsunami caused by great plate-boundary earthquakes.
You might have to consider degrees of damage, based on a number of scenarios, to establish a safety plan for your employees. Will your equipment be damaged based on the tsunami height reported by the government? If so, how long will it be underwater? How high should you elevate the equipment to ensure that it remains unharmed?
Our expertise in tsunami simulation will help you evaluate the flood potential of tsunami, based on the priority of each facility in the factory. As a result, we can suggest optimal earthquake and tsunami countermeasures.

Structural and Non-structural Analyses

During the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, a great deal of factory equipment sustained damage, and production lines took a long time to recover, even though the building structures were not damaged due to advanced earthquake-resistant technology.
Although the Japanese Building Standards Act sets a baseline for protecting human life from damaged building frames, it does not set standards for damage to the building itself or for building interiors, such as ceilings and equipment.
At KKE, we evaluate your disaster risks by analyzing the key structures and equipment in buildings, based on the subsurface structure and earthquake scenarios. We perform this analysis using modeling* and simulations to illuminate problem areas more precisely, and propose countermeasures, in order to help you decide what steps you need to take.
*Modeling includes buildings, but also non-structural elements such as production equipment, racks, and smokestacks, etc.

For More Information

Engineering Consulting Sales Dept.
TEL: +81-(0)3-5342-1136
E-Mail: bcp@kke.co.jp
http://www4.kke.co.jp/kaiseki/en

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