PRIN BE S2ECURe is a research project that aims to improve the integration between the processes of knowledge, evaluation and design of the Built Environment in relation to the risks deriving from "emergency" events (SUOD), terrorist acts and earthquakes, and “Slow” events (SLOD), air pollution and heat waves.
Recent events have shown how the built environment, consisting of a network of buildings, infrastructures and open spaces, and its users are increasingly exposed to the events mentioned before and characterized by low recovery capacity.
At present, the low level of resilience of the built environment depends on multiple factors, including:
risk mitigation/prevention strategies for "emergency" events often refer to buildings, excluding neighboring open spaces;
risk conditions such as crowding and types of users are not analyzed in depth;
risk mitigation/prevention strategies consider user behavior to a limited extent;
the causes and effects of the combination of the two types of events identified (SUOD and SLOD) are neglected.
BE S2ECURe intends to develop methods, tools and guidelines to evaluate the resilience of the built environment according to a holistic approach, presenting effective solutions for user safety, thanks to the use of extended models, based on BIM, and intuitive models based on Virtual and Augmented Reality techniques.