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1. When is building retrofitting a must? Choose a location on Earth and explain why would is building retrofitting the best way to go, what are the alternatives if retrofitting is not possible. Keep in mind Earthquake risk, tectonic setting, budget, current building codes in the country and current building state of the location you choose. Explain how the factors mentioned before affect your decision. What kind of retrofitting would most likely be needed, if any?
2.After you have read the assigned readings. Choose an earthquake described in Chapter 4. Describe the event, geologic/tectonic setting, earthquake history, mitigation efforts and losses. What caused the damage (lives lost, structural damage, injuries) during this event? What would you have done differently in order to mitigate the damage?
3. Your challenge is to protect a city from earthquake disaster by constructing new buildings and retrofitting old ones. You are given a budget. Then you have real choices to make.
The city you must protect has a specified population of people. You are provided with a map of the town and charged with protecting as many people, buildings, and livelihoods as possible. You must build a hospital and two schools plus retrofit 10 old buildings. Are you ready for the challenge? Go to www.stopdisastersgame.org. Click on Play Game. On the next page, click on Play Game again. Select the Earthquake scenario; then choose your preferred difficulty level: Easy (small map); Medium (medium-size map); or Large (large map). Explain your success to the game in saving lives. And why?