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GEM Building Taxonomy

GEM Building Taxonomy

This is the page of the group working on the GEM Building Taxonomy. It is a uniform classification scheme of buildings across the globe. It will be used as a basis for assessing the risk from earthquakes within the scope of GEM. It also facilitates global collaboration  and growing of our joint knowledge on the diversity and seismic vulnerability of all the buildings that exist around the globe.

 

 

Click GEM Building Taxonomy >> for a direct link to the Taxonomy & Glossary.

 

To get in touch with us, please write to: Project Director Charles Scawthorn and/or Svetlana Brzev @  buildingtaxonomy[at]globalquakemodel.org

Group Posts

Through these posts we share our work in the context of GEM. Sometimes these are status updates, sometimes these are presentations we gave and sometimes these are reports or other documents, but it always work-in-progress.
We are very much interested in receiving your feedback and ideas, so please do comment on our posts and/or rate the comments of others.
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09.09.2013 / Risk & Impact / GEM Building Taxonomy
Evaluation and Testing of the GEM Building Taxonomy v2.0 was managed by the staff and interns at the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, who reached out to the global engineering community to solicit reports describing buildings in various countries and collect feedback regarding the Taxonomy. A substantial feedback (217 building reports from 49 countries) has shown that the Taxonomy is functional, robust, and able to describe diverse features of global building stock.
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09.09.2013 / Risk & Impact / GEM Building Taxonomy
TaxT: a computer application which implements the GEM Building Taxonomy v2.0.
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06.12.2012 / Risk & Impact / GEM Building Taxonomy
The GEM Building Taxonomy V2.0 is ready. Before finalising it, it will be extensively tested and evaluated. The online version and an interim report already give you insight into what the revamped GEM Building Taxonomy looks like...
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06.03.2012 / Risk & Impact / GEM Building Taxonomy
Updated version of the GEM Basic Building Taxonomy Version 1.0 released - GEM community is invited to provide feedback.
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09.01.2012 / Risk & Impact / GEM Building Taxonomy
Provide feedback on version 1.0 of the GEM Basic Building Taxonomy (beta) - download the report we just published and leave your comments..
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03.12.2011 / Risk & Impact / GEM Building Taxonomy
Purpose of meeting: To present an initial version of the GEM Building Taxonomy and receive feedback from the GEM Exposure/Vulnerability Global Component teams and European taxonomy experts.
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10.04.2011 / Risk & Impact / GEM Building Taxonomy
Version 0.1 of the report communicates the GEM Proposed Building Taxonomy - Beta. The report will go through successive versions culminating in V1.0 by October 2011, which will report the proposed beta GEM taxonomy.
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14.03.2011 / Risk & Impact / GEM Building Taxonomy
Purpose of meeting: To present an initial version of the GEM Building Taxonomy and receive relevant feedback.
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28.02.2011 / Risk & Impact / GEM Building Taxonomy
A review of the existing structural taxonomies, considering a list of required features, and including a comparison of the different taxonomies.
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03.01.2011 / Risk & Impact / GEM Building Taxonomy
A summary of the resources used in development of the GEM Building Taxonomy and Glossary.
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