Contributed by Japan government, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Medical Education (MoHME) of Islamic Republic of Iran and under technical supervision of Road, Housing and Urban Development Research Center (BHRC), UN-Habitat, Tehran Office has provided Guidelines for “analysis, assessment and retrofitting of Existing Health Facilities” as the second volume of the multi-hazard resilient health facilities guidelines, in order to develop a holistic approach on inventory, multi-hazard performance evaluation and feasibility studies for health facilities. This practice is one of the main parts of BEHTAB project expected to be used for developing the long-term investment plan for improving the resilience of health facilities in Iran.
BEHTAB Project aims at improving the resilience of new and existing health facilities to assure the permanent functionality of structures along with non-structural components prone to risks and disasters. Profited more than 20 years of experience in the retrofitting of existing buildings practice in Iran, and the last achievements of leading international performance-based codes and standards, the guidelines provide practical recommendations to help managers, engineers, architects and designers involved in the retrofitting of existing health facilities of Iran.
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