Abstract The age-less interaction between man and his built
environment has always had positive and negative impacts on the two.
Environmental disaster of varying origin from man-made to natural is one of the
most negative effects of the built environment on man. An assessment of the
magnitude of these disasters and an evaluation of the existing capacities to
prevent, mitigate or prepare for them are necessary tools to provide future
safe living for man in his built environment. Buildin...