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Post-Earthquake Damage Assessment Process and Problems in Turkey – A Case Study in Van Province

Periodical Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 569 - 570)
Main Theme Damage Assessment of Structures X
Chapter Chapter 2: Damage in Civil Infrastructure
Edited by Biswajit Basu
Pages 310-318
DOI 10.4028/
Citation Didem Gunes Yilmaz et al., 2013, Key Engineering Materials, 569-570, 310
Online since July 2013
Authors Didem Gunes Yilmaz, Jason von Meding, Gul Kacmaz Erk
Keywords Eastern Anatolia Region, Turkey, Van Earthquake, Vulnerable Rural Houses
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This paper presents the current post-earthquake damage assessment procedure in Turkey, and is based on the authors experience in the province of Van after the earthquakes in late 2011. The damage assessments were conducted mainly by the state with the collaboration of the Chamber of Architects in Turkey. It is aimed at explaining how the damage surveys are conducted and what problems occurred during and after the completion of the assessments. The differences and similarities between other countries post-earthquake damage assessment practices are also examined by comparing them and giving some examples.

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