Faculty Advisor

Krueger, Robert

Faculty Advisor

Tuler, Seth

Center

Bangkok, Thailand

Abstract

In Thailand, the relief effort from the 2004 tsunami provided replacement housing to affected people that lacked enough space and protection from natural hazards. To solve these problems, residents have been building additions that further increase their vulnerability to natural hazards. Our project assessed the vulnerability created by replacement housing expansions in two coastal villages and identified ways to mitigate the vulnerabilities through disaster resilient construction and education. Recommendations were made to reduce current vulnerabilities and improve future relief efforts.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2006

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

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