Existing Building Stock Classification in the Cambridge Earthquake Impact Database (CEQID)

W. Victoria Lee, Antonios Pomonis, Emily So, Robin Spence

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Abstract / Description of output

The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of the building stock classification in the Cambridge Earthquake Impact Database (CEQID). It is shown that the existing building classes vary widely in the way they are labelled and described. The inconsistencies among these building classes, as well as the current approach of circumventing these issues by constructing super-classes, are discussed. The enormous variation and the ambiguity of the current building stock classification demonstrate the need for a standardized building taxonomy.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationPavia, Italy
PublisherGEM Foundation
Commissioning bodyGlobal Earthquake Consequences Database, GEM Foundation
Number of pages23
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • building stocks
  • classification
  • earthquake
  • database
  • building class
  • damage

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