The Urban Safety and Security Research Institute was founded in 2000, reorganized from the previous Disaster Prevention Engineering Center that had been operating since 1996. The main research areas include a wide range of work on urban fire and disaster prevention, including research on ground and earthquake resistance techniques. The institute is also responsible for establishing and utilizing comprehensive risk-based emergency management program of disaster phases, emergency systems for various urban disasters, and applying a disaster information database.
Research and Activity
- Research in metropolitan fire prevention systems
- Management and maintenance of Fire Prevention Information System BPR/ISP
- Evaluation of disaster prevention capabilities for architectural structures and complexes
- Research in urban risk management policies, earthquake resistance technologies, disaster prevention systems, emergency action systems, and fire investigation qualifications
- Urban disaster prevention training and development of training techniques
- Development of disaster information systems, emergency simulation programs, and community training programs