THE DILEMMA OF EARTHQUAKE-RESISTANT BUILDING STANDARDS IN THE CIVIL BUILDING – Case Study of SNI Earthquake and Indonesian Building Policy

Ferry HermawanDepartment of Civil Engineering, Diponegoro University, Semarang, Indonesia. Coventry University, United Kingdom

 Himawan IndartoDepartment of Civil Engineering, Diponegoro University.

 Robby SoetantoSchool of Civil and Building Engineering, Loughborough University, United Kingdom.

Abstract : Indonesian National Standard (SNI) is the commitment of achieving product quality on Industry, such in National Construction Industry. However, there was a dilemma when the macro policy influence son implementation. A radical change has been broadening from revision on Indonesian Standard of Earthquake-Resistant Building (SNI 03-1726-2002 to RSNI 2012) that affects to the existing building. The impact of new building code emerges cost material significantly rise around two times and how the treatment accordingly new building code. Unfortunately, these dilemmas still lies on the scientific arena, and the practitioners is lack of capacity on implementation. Regarding sustainability on civil building regulation, the most important factor in disaster reduction (i.e.earthquake) is to learn lessons from past disasters and to take measures in response. Difference probability impact exceed from 10% become 2%, lies on public policy area and scientific adjustment. Consequently, the local government as the key player for Building Code implementation should aware take into account the appropriate action as necessary on the existing building and forthcoming design. The propose solution could be tackle the dilemma, it should be more accommodate the stakeholder expectation rather than scientific approaches, and consider the priorities on sustainable process and mechanism in term of planning, institutional organising and realistic budgeting.

Keywords : standard, sustainability, civil building

2nd Earth Resilience Symposium Berlin, 2-3 March 2013

Unduh ERS paper 2013.pdf

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