SENDAI -Towards a Disaster-Resilient and Environmentally-Friendly City


SENDAI -Towards a Disaster-Resilient and Environmentally-Friendly City

Target 4 Measures to Reduce Disaster Damage to Critical Infrastructure Related to Health and Educational and Disruption of Essential Utilities

Plan for the Promotion of Earthquake-proof Retrofitting in Sendai

In Japan, the Building Standards Act was revised in 1981 after the Miyagi-ken-oki earthquake, and new earthquake resistance standards were introduced. This new plan aimed to improve the earthquake safety of buildings that were built before the 1980 revisions were put in place. Formulated in 2008, it was partially revised in 2014 after the Act on Promotion of the Earthquake-proof Retrofit of Buildings was also revised following the Great East Japan Earthquake.

In 2016 the next stage of the plan that lasts until 2020 was formulated to improve the work being done to make Sendai an earthquake resilient city, based on the lessons learned from the Great East Japan Earthquake and amendments to laws. Sendai City has been improving the earthquake resilience of city-owned buildings to achieve 100% of the goal, and we are continuing to provide many different kinds of assistance for houses and specified private buildings with the aim of improving the ratio of earthquake resilient buildings.


Earthquake Resilience Rate of Buildings in Sendai City

InquiriesImprovements in the earthquake resistance of wooden houses: Construction Guidance Section, Urban Planning Bureau

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