Support systems to maintain building function continuity in the event of a disaster - A case study introducing the concept of rate of awareness of important information in the central monitoring room

Yukihiro Masuda, Koji Akamatsu

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In the event of a disaster, it is important to maintain the functions of buildings that will act as a base for operations. Here, we proposed an evaluation method to determine whether maintenance of building functions will be possible in the event of a disaster, and performed a case study on an actual building. Among all the information that is necessary for continued usage of important work space in the event of a disaster, the amount of information that can currently be monitored through central monitoring system is expressed as an index called the rate of awareness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)368-375
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Disaster Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jun



  • Building continuity planning
  • Building functions
  • Business continuity plans (BCPs)
  • Central monitoring room
  • Rate of awareness of important information

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)

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