Case studies of seismic nonstructural retrofitting in school facilities

This document aimed at school administrators and those responsible for school maintenance examines 19 non-structural elements to identifiy retrofit techniques that can be introduced to mitigate disaster risk. Well-illustrated examples of a wide variety of non-structural retrofitting measures for schools including: ceiling material, windows and windowpanes, exterior wall and siding, lighting fixtures, outdoor heating/cooling unit, elevated water tank, chimney, refrigerator, bookshelf and locker, TV and computer, piano, machine tool, storage shelves, gymnasium equipment, shoe locker, walls and gateposts, external staircase, retaining walls and other items.