Earthquake Vulnerability Assessment of High-Rise Buildings in Surabaya using RViSITS Android Application

Wahyu Riyanto, Djoko Irawan, Tri Joko Wahyu Adi, Data Iranata, Aniendhita Rizki Amalia

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This article presents about vulnerability assessment of high-rise building in Surabaya, the second largest city in Indonesia. In 2007, the Earthquake National Research Center -Indonesia's Ministry of Public Works released the latest earthquake fault map. Include the discovery of Surabaya fault and Waru fault that across Surabaya. According to that new discovered fault, it is possible that there is a higher potential earthquake hazard for buildings structures in Surabaya. Therefore, the efforts to assess the vulnerability of buildings towards the earthquake need to be conducted, especially for the high-rise buildings. An android based RViSITS (Rapid Visual Survey by Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember) is an application that has been developed based on FEMA 154. That application helps the vulnerability assessments of buildings can be conducted quickly and efficiently. Since, it does not require a lot of personnel, quite short research time and cheaper cost than having to use a manual form that is considered less effective for a large number of buildings. This research itself is conducted to assess the vulnerability of high-rise buildings (8-15 floors) throughout Surabaya city using the RViSITS android application. Based on the results of this study on 98 high rise buildings, it is found that 21 buildings (21.43%) are in the prone category since they had an index value < 2, while 77 buildings (78.57%) are in the safe category with an index ≥ 2. The result obtained in this research can be used as a database of local government institution for mapping the vulnerability of high rise buildings and initial input for mitigation plan toward the higher possibility of an earthquake hazard in Surabaya.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012040
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 7 Feb 2020
Event2019 6th International Conference on Advanced Materials, Mechanics and Structural Engineering, AMMSE 2019 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 18 Oct 201920 Oct 2019


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