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A Review Paper on the Study of different types of Risks involved in a Construction Project with respect to Seismic Zones in India

Mr. Manoj Kumar Nayak
2018 International Journal for Research in Applied Science and Engineering Technology  
This study mainly discusses the critical Seismic risk factors and its assessment techniques through comparative study of various construction projects. About 14 relevant articles published over the last 10 years have been reviewed.. According to the Indian Seismic Code IS: 1893-2007, about 60% of India's lands areas fall under the threat of moderate-to-severe earthquakes. Many cities in India fall under the high seismic zones and have huge population and also there is a trend of increasing due
more » ... of increasing due to lack of employment opportunities in rural areas. Many people in these areas live in low to high rise building. Unfortunately these existing buildings are not earthquake resistant, and they did not follow the existing building code. This is because of poor construction practices and lack of awareness about earthquakes. These buildings are currently operational and need to be assessed and upgraded to minimize seismic damage and improve life safety for future earthquakes. These reviews are helpful for reducing different types of risks in construction project India with respect to seismic zones mainly in Lucknow (Zone III), Gorakhpur (Zone IV), Allahabad (Zone II) and Guwahati (Zone V).
doi:10.22214/ijraset.2018.4828 fatcat:ky34wswttzakbhe6gl5gwsxsvy