2012 Annual Report of NILIM

Message from the Director-General
Beyond the phrase "Not-assumable"

Messages from Departments and Centers of NILIM
Perspectives of Providing and Managing Public Infrastructure for the Next Generation
Research on Response to Diverse Environmental Needs
Reconstructing homes in disaster regions: challenges and support
How Will We Survive the Era of Rising Flood Disaster Risk and Uncertainty?
Formation of Resilient Road Networks and Reallocation of Road Space -Technology Policies for Road Infrastructure Based on Constant Monitoring and a Database-
Are buildings really safe enough to survive earthquakes of gunanticipatedh scale?
Reconstructing homes in disaster regions: challenges and support
Aiming for Compact, Low-Carbon Urban Planning
Promoting Diverse Tsunami Disaster Protection Countermeasures
Ports and harbors to help ensure recovery from both the Great East Japan Earthquake and the deteriorated Japanese trade environment
Air transportation market and airports stepping into a time of change
Reliable ICT in an Emergency
To reduce damage caused by natural disasters

Achieving Safe Society Free from Fear
Response to Great East-Japan Earthquake Disaster
Comprehensive Efforts after the Great East Japan Earthquake to Reduce Damage by a Comprehensive Interdisciplinary Approach
Providing information to the Port and Harbor Subcommittee of the Transport Policy Council
Technical study of the creation of communities resistant to tsunami disasters
Analysis of damage to coastal dikes by tsunami-Damage analysis to discover the direction of future countermeasures-
Study of earthquake and tsunami countermeasure technologies to prevent sewage treatment system damage
Initiatives to prepare proposed building construction related technical standards
Responding to damage to sewage systems caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake
The behavior of radioactive materials in municipal wastewater treatment plants
Report on a survey of damage to river levees caused by tsunami triggered by the Great East Japan Earthquake
Method of setting design tsunami water level and guidelines on tsunami inundation simulations
Technical study of essential conditions for the structure of tsunami evacuation buildings
Disaster Survey for the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster in Ports and Harbors
Response to Natual Disaster
Regional Disaster Prevention Capability Improvement Countermeasures Focused on Social Capital
Improving wide area disaster damage monitoring/predicting technologies
Case of early clarification of wide area sediment disasters using satellite images
Sediment discharge and flow discharge observations in mountain rivers to contribute to general sediment management
Development of the practical sand pack work method
Large-scale sediment disasters caused by Typhoon No.12 in the Kii Mountains
Field Survey on the Recovery Process after the Hurricane Katrina Disaster
Research on early verification method for traffic safety countermeasure effectiveness based on traffic behavior observations
Achieving Daily Life Free from Fear
Block Performance Levels and Resident Awareness in Densely Built-up Areas
An Initiative for Traceability of Concrete Using IC Tags
Analysis of Levels of Rebuilding in Relation to Urban Characteristics, and Incorporation in a Revision of the Policy for Improving Densely Built-Up Areas in the Basic Plan for Housing (National Plan)
Evaluation and future development of bicycle travel environment improvement model districts

Establishment of Social Capital Management for Mature Society
Strategic Maintenance of Social Capital
Stock management for sewer pipes
Towards theintroduction of the partial factor design method to road bridge design standards
Publication of Evaluation Guidelines for New Road Bridge Technologies (Draft)
Revision of Airport Pavement Maintenance and Rehabilitation Manual
Attempt to detect seepage in levees from thermal images
Trial calculating impacts on maintenance costs and river environments at the river improvement stage and applying the results to river course design
Initiatives for knowledge successionin dam engineering
Future Prospect of Country
Attractions of regions as revealed by migration to rural regions
Toward Urban Sustainability and Assessment of Future Urban Images
Achieving Affluence of Life
Collection of recent cases of efforts to prepare the improvement manual for electric power pole removal
A Study of Bicycle Travel Speed

Strengthening Growth Capacity and International Competitiveness
Development of Transportation Route Analysis Tool for Container Cargoes Using the Sacrifice Model
Model Development to forecast port cargo volumes related to the Basic Policy for Ports
Proposal for Port Entry Operation to Increase Port Entry Draft of Bulk Carriers
Launch of a Download Site for the Calculation Program for Fairway Dimensions,gJ-Fairwayh
Analysis of international air passenger flow in Asia and study of improvement of air travel demand predictions
Characteristics of passenger flows departing from local airports
The Impact of the Great East Japan Earthquake Disaster on Ship Movements
State of Damage and Recovery of Distribution and Industry in Port Cities Following the Great East Japan Earthquake

Creating Harmonized Society with the Environment
Maintenance and Creation of Good Environment
Development of a new model capable of calculating the spatial distribution of age of seawater which has entered a river mouth
Analysis of conditions for growth of vegetation in estuaries and application of the results
Research on the effects of public works projects on city planning and community development from the viewpoint of landscape
Application of membrane utilization technology to sewage systems
Water utilization effects of rainwater and recycled water
3D Landscape Simulation of Leveling Hills - New release of plug-in for visualizing changes of land shape -
The Handbook of Historic Preservation
Manual of the countermeasures for tree failure of street trees
Balancing Energy Conservation by Office Task and Ambient Lighting with Amenability
Development of technologies for city planning to take effective urban heat island countermeasures
Study of the implementation of SEA (Strategic Environmental Assessments) in road projects

Responding to Global Scale Climate Change
Adaptation Plan to Climate Change
Evaluating the impact of climate change on the natural flow regime of rivers
Effective inundation countermeasures to prepare for the future increase of heavy rain
Evaluation of dam flood control using rainfall prediction
Predicting the impact of water temperature increase on cold water fish that may be induced by climate change
Expanding torrential rainfall monitoring regions with X-band MP radar
Mitigation Measures to Climate Change
Toward environmentally sustainable infrastructure development using an LCA tool
Carbon dioxide uptake by recycling concrete rubbles
Verification of the superiority of motorcycles as a road traffic mode kind to the global environment
Initiatives by the Wastewater and Sludge Management Division to respond to global warming
Towards the utilization of hydraulic energy in river basins
Movement towards the revision of energy saving standards for buildings
Empirical study of traffic smoothing service at sag sections on expressways by means of vehicle to infrastructure communication
Support for the development of an evaluation method for energy saving in houses concerning the Energy Saving Standard

Formulation of Inclusive Methods to Support Land Development
Optimization of Administration
Research to advance the evaluation methodology of public works projects
The location referencing method for distribution diverse road related information -Establishing the Road Section Referencing method-
Calculating Traffic Volume 24 Hours a Day/365 Days a Year through Effective Use of Vehicle Detectors
A Road Traffic Survey Platform -Application of gReference Road Segments and Reference Intersectionsh-
The FY2010 Road Traffic Census -Results of the General Traffic Volume Surveys (Overview)-

Advance of Technical Standards
Full scale Fire Experiment using a Three-story Wooden School Building (Preliminary Experiment)
Experimental research on rain infiltration of wooden housing
Quality Control and Designation of Specified Design Strength for Structural Steel
A Method of Designing Reassurance from Crime in Urban Street Spaces to Encourage Outdoor Activity by Children
Efforts to perform survey research of safety measures for amusement facilities

Promote of Highly Information Technologies
Usersf evaluations of ITS Spot Services in Full-Scale Operation
Collection System for Probe information from ITS SPOTs
Establishment of the environment for technical measures for the operation of ITS Spot services
Advanced road management using imagery probe information
Possibility of applying digital trail data to traffic planning
Public release of the CommonMP Element Model Library

Documents
Major Disaster Survey
Major International Conferences


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