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Identifying Risk Indicators of Building Damage Due to Typhoons: Focusing on Cases of South Korea

Ji-Myong Kim (), Kiyoung Son (), Youngmi Yoo (), Donghoon Lee () and Dae Young Kim ()
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Ji-Myong Kim: Department of Architectural Engineering, Mokpo National University, Mokpo 58554, Korea
Kiyoung Son: School of Architectural Engineering, University of Ulsan, Ulsan 44610, Korea
Youngmi Yoo: Department of Social Welfare, Pusan National University, Busan 46241, Korea
Donghoon Lee: Department of Architectural Engineering, Hanbat National University, Daejeon 34158, Korea
Dae Young Kim: Department of Architectural Engineering, Pusan National University, Busan 46241, Korea

Sustainability, 2018, vol. 10, issue 11, 1-12

Abstract: This study identifies the risk indicators of building damage from typhoons and determines the correlations among this damage, typhoon information, geographic vulnerability, construction environment, and socioeconomic vulnerability. This fundamental research aids the development of a typhoon loss prediction model for building construction projects in South Korea. Extreme weather events have become increasingly prevalent around the world, with subsequent increases in related damages. Early attempts to meet the growing demands for a loss prediction model have been insufficiently comprehensive, and specifically in South Korea, research on risk indicators is needed that considers the geographic, building, and socioeconomic features. This research used the regional typhoon loss records from the annual report of the Ministry of Public Safety and Security (MPSS) to define the dependent variable of building damage. The results and findings of this study will inform the development of a typhoon loss prediction model in South Korea.

Keywords: typhoon; risk assessment; regression analysis; building loss (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q Q0 Q2 Q3 Q5 Q56 O13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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