To effectively reduce the earthquake-induced damage and losses that are related to the people, buildings and infrastructures, CUEE will enforce studies from the following three viewpoints:
- Advanced Technology for Earthquake Disaster Mitigation:
To develop advanced technologies for the creation of safer cities and communities, R&D will be carried out on topics including: seismic hazard and risk simulation technology, smart material structures, intelligent passive and active control, real-time processing of ground profile survey, high seismic performance foundations, and real-time earthquake information system.
- Renovation Technology for Urban Earthquake Resilience:
To reduce seismic risks in existing cities and communities, R&D will be carried out on topics including: seismic evaluation of existing facilities in urban areas, comprehensive disaster mitigation technology for ground and underground structures, seismic retrofit technologies with limited environmental impact, regional planning for mitigating fire spread, evacuation planning, and universal design for disaster mitigation.
- Strategic Plan for Urban Seismic Risk Reduction:
To develop basic strategies for reducing seismic risks of urban cities that are yet friendly to people and environment, R&D will be carried out on topics including: evaluation of urban seismic risks, evaluation of investment required for risk reduction, performance-based design, damage control design, and earthquake education..