ERIC Number: ED432894
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Vulnerability Assessment of Selected Buildings Designated as Shelters: Grenada.
Educational facilities in the Caribbean often serve as shelters during natural hazards, but they often sustain as much damage as other buildings. This study investigated the physical vulnerability of schools, located in Grenada, to wind forces, torrential rain, and seismic forces in order to provide relevant local agencies with some of the input required for selection of properties for Caribbean Development Bank funding. Information tables list each school; its description and vulnerable areas; and its vulnerability ratings for wind, torrential rains, and seismic forces. Additional tables list each school followed by recommendations for improvements in order to upgrade the structure against natural hazards. A sample of the survey instrument concludes the report. (Contains eight references.) (GR)
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Emergency Shelters, Foreign Countries, Natural Disasters, Public Schools, Questionnaires, Surveys
Web site: http://www.oas.org/en/cdmp/document/schools/vulnasst/gre.htm
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organization of American States, Washington, DC.; Consulting Engineers Partnership Ltd.; Agency for International Development (IDCA), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Grenada