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A Social Network based framework for assessing risks and vulnerability in built environment

H Doloi, RH Crawford, C Langston, LS Pheng, J Mackee, H Giggins, T Gajendran

5th International Conference on Building Resilience | The University of Newcastle | Published : 2015

Abstract

The highly interconnected infrastructure networks are the backbones for supporting community within our society. The community is highly vulnerable to catastrophic failures of these networks and the cascading effect of such failures can affect society at multiple levels such as business, end-user or neighbourhood levels. This research aims to develop a model for understanding the community dependency on the infrastructure operations, assessing risks and vulnerability and developing resilience in the community in the advent of disruptions. Traditional risk management practice for identifying the risks and impacts is based on subjective judgement. Such practice does not provide any good basis ..

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