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KICT Holds the Flood Resilience Seminar
  • NameKICT
  • Date2017/11/07 11:11:48
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KICT held the Flood Resilience Policy and Technology Seminar on November 7 with Dr. Stephen Garvin, an expert in construction resilience at the BRE Group of the UK, as the invited speaker. The seminar was part of the cooperation between the KICT Building and Urban Research Institute and BRE with the aim to analyze cases of flood resilience and identify orientations for policy and technical development. The program mainly consisted of local and international experts’ presentations and discussions.


The KICT Building and Urban Research Institute presented a case study of the characteristics of floods in Korea, highlighting the necessity for flood resilience policies including establishing plans and applying technologies on the premise that a disaster can happen any time. The KICT Multi-Disaster Countermeasures Organization also presented technologies applicable to buildings from three perspectives of construction resilience: analysis and prediction, inundation prevention, and evacuation.


Dr. Garvin introduced the policies and technologies of the UK, a leader in building flood resilience, and discussed how to apply them to Korea’s policy and technical development.


BRE is a world leader in construction research and the developer of the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) certification scheme. In 2014, it opened the BRE Centre for Resilience that is dedicated to technical and policy development to improve building resilience. As a leader in green construction in Korea, KICT started technical exchanges and cooperation with the BRE Centre for Resilience for the improvement of building resilience.

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