2014 Annual Report of NILIM

Message from the Director-General
Aiming for a Beautiful, Safe and Vital National Land

Messages from Departments and Centers of NILIM
Greater Achievement in Studies of Disaster Prevention / Maintenance / Environment by Strengthening the Incorporation of Vertical and Horizontal Structures
Aiming at Improvement in Sewerage Management
Structural Measures That Promote Non-structural Measures
Towards effective use and appropriate maintenance of the road stock -Initiatives under a new organization-
Efforts for Improvement of Standards in the Building Sector
Reform Promotion of Existing Housing for Formation of High Quality Housing Stock
How are we Restructuring Fragile Cities Faced with Earthquake Disasters?
Improvement of ability of coastal regions to withstand large-scale tsunami
Tsunami-Resistant Design Guideline for Breakwaters
With airport infrastructure that supports growth
Establishment of a new research center
For the Prevention of Sediment Disasters

1. Ensuring safety and security
1.1 Response to Natual Disaster
Preparation of Sediment Balance Map by Grain Size Group for Promotion of Comprehensive Sediment Management
River Tsunami Simulation Experiment with Large Hydraulic Model
Resilient Structure for Coastal Dikes -- Structural Device Considering the Effect of Pressure Increase in Dike Body --
Deprivation/Recovery of coastal citiesf disaster-prevention facilities functions by the Great East Japan Earthquake tsunami and the construction of disaster-prevention citiesf lodgment functions and creation of disaster-prevention cities
Development of Tsunami Evacuation Safety Evaluation Method Aiming at Improvements for Safe Urban Districts
Functions road networks need to support disaster victims of a large-scale earthquake
Survey of impact of road disasters on traffic and countermeasure effectiveness
Efforts to Minimize Damage to Sewerage Infrastructure in the Event of a Major Earthquake
Analysis of damage to road bridges by the tsunami caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake
Efforts for Technical Development of Base Building for Post-disaster Operation (Research and Development Project)
Technological Support Software on Calculation of Land Liquefaction Hazard for General Users
Case Studies and Dynamic Centrifuge Tests to Evaluate Earthquake Related Damage of Special Levees of Rivers
Development of tsunami damage reduction technologies by linking oceanographic radar with numerical simulations
Issue of Guideline to Tsunami Evacuation Measures for Ports and Harbors and Guideline to Design of Tsunami Evacuation Facilities for Ports and Harbors
Research on airport disaster risk quantitative evaluation methods
Arrangement/Analysis for earthquake observation records aiming for enhancement in accuracy for evaluating earthquake intensity of buildings
Evaluation for danger of falling tiles / finished exterior wall in earthquakes
Real-scale fire test of a Three-Story wooden School Building (final experiment)
Research on External Force and Experiment Method contributing to Structural Performance Verification for Building Structure Members
Formulation of Technical Standards concerning Measures to Prevent the Fall of Ceilings in Buildings
Upgrading Radar Precipitation Data by Converting C-Band Radar into MP Radar
Research on Technology for Real-time Flood Monitoring
Technical Study for Improving the Accuracy of Flood Forecasts --- Application of Particle Filter ---
Urgent Determinant Investigation of Landslide Dams with SAR Satellite Images
Detection of Landslide Dam Formation by Monitoring Flow Decline
"Manual for Sand Dune Scarp Control Works" Completed as a Deliverable of the Sand Pack Joint Research -- First Full-scale Adoption in Japan for Miyazaki Coast ---
Stability Review Procedure for Artificial Reef Armored Blocks --- First Step to Revising the "Artificial Reef Design Guide" ---
Disaster Investigation and Utilization of Results by the River Department
Support for Development of the Personnel of Regional Development Bureaus Who Engage in Advanced Measures for Sediment-related Disasters
1.2 Adaptation Plan to Climate Change
Addressing Flood Damage Reduction under the Global Climate Change Using Imagination and Organizing Technique to the Fullest Extent
Construction of a Sound Water Cycle in River Basins -- Efforts for Proper Use and Conservation of Ground Water --
Efficient Inundation Countermeasures According to Regional Characteristics
1.3 Strategic Maintenance of Social Capital
Improving sustainable maintenance methods considering risk management
Creation of Visual Inspection Criteria for Deterioration of PVC Pipes
Empirical Studies of B-DASH Project (Sewer Management System Technology)
Upgrading Inspection and Management Methods for River Management Facilities
Upgrading Maintenance Technology to Support Damfs Long Life
New Developments in Coastal Management --- Introducing the Concept of Disaster Mitigation and Preventive Maintenance ---
Reference documents concerning periodic inspections of road bridges (2013 edition) -Bridge Damage Case Photo Collection-
Initiatives to provide airport pavement etc. inspection support system using smartphones etc.
Efforts to Establish a JIS Standard for Sewer Pipe Renovation Method
Technical Approach to support the Strategic Maintenance of River Structures
Large Vehicle Traveling Route Confirmation Using ITS Spots Public Experiment
1.4 Achieving Daily Life Free from Fear
Preparation of countermeasure proposal technology document based on past traffic safety countermeasures
Studying the application of probe data to traffic safety measures
Evaluation of the effects of providing side strips on residential roads
Sharing knowledge for more effective and more efficient traffic safety measures
Social experiment on traffic safety on school routes
Study of the introduction of roundabouts in Japan
1.5 Improvement of Safety and Reliability on Transportation System
Preparation of the Time Reliability Index Value Calculation Manual
Systems using probe information collected from ITS Spots

2. Forming and economically stimulating sustainableand vigorous national land and regions
2.1 Mitigation of the Climate Change and Correspondence to Energy Problem
Empirical Studies for The B-DASH Project (Solid fuel forming, sewage heat utilization, nitrogen removal, phosphorus removal / recovery)
Technology Introduction Guidelines for the B-DASH Project (Biogas utilization technology)
Promotion of Climate Change Countermeasures using Sewerage
Identifying the Emission Factors of Dinitrogen Oxide in Sewage Treatment Processes and Reflecting Them in Greenhouse Gas Inventory
Air-conditioning Load Retrenching Effects for Buildings
Development of Estimation Method for Energy Saving Technique of Residential Envelope Design
Wireless Power Supply Technology for Running Vehicles: Experiment Using a Model Vehicle
Using the energy of plant waste from cities
Calculating quantity of CO2 fixation by urban trees applying 3-dimensional measurements
Improving methods of predicting change of emissions of carbon dioxide from automobiles as roads open for service
Clarifying the future roadside environmental load reduction effects of the penetration of next-generation vehicles
2.2 Maintenance and Creation of Good Environment
Proposal for Enhancing River Environment Management
Study on Maintenance Flow Rate Setting Procedure for Rivers in Mountainous Area
Maintenance of Good Water Environments by Wastewater Treatment and Evaluation of Sustainable Wastewater Treatment Methods
Possibility of restoring eelgrass (Zostera marina) beds in Miyako Bay damaged by the Great East Japan Earthquake
Study to achieve more prioritized and efficient environmental conservation measures for plants and animals in road projects
Qualitative repletion of the public infrastructure combining reconstruction and redevelopment of public facilities
Preparation of "Manual for Evaluating the Invasiveness of Plants Introduced to Rivers" (Draft, tentative title)
2.3 Future Prospect of Country
Towards rapid support activities by regional construction contractors when a giant earthquake has occurred
Use of 3D Archives of Local Dwelling Space-Visualizing History of Settlements beyond Disasters and Development-
2.4 Achieving Affluence of Life
Configuration of Draft Scenario for Systematic Urban Shrinkage of Urban Areas in Depopulating Cities
Survey Results on Area Management in Densely Built-up Areas
Greenbelt planning technologies to respond to population decline and degeneration etc. of cities
Development of Material/Framing Knowledge Base Regarding Design Specifications of Existing Detached Timber Housing
Research on Diagnostic Costs for Exterior Walls of Buildings
Determination of Degradation Conditions based on Actual Survey for Demolished Buildings
Development of an efficient bicycle traffic survey method
Bicycle traveling space mixing bicycles and automobiles
2.5 Development of Social Infrastructure based on International Transportation
Basic Analysis of Energy-saving Domestic Marine Unit Load Transportation
Study of International Air-Passenger Traffic in East and Southeast Asia
An Analysis of the Entry/Withdrawal of Low-cost Carriers(LCCs) in International flights in the Asian Civil Aviation Market
Support of Aviation Policy Formulation by the Enhancement of the Aviation Demand Forecasting Method
Measures for more efficient and secure logistics
2.6 Overseas Expansion of Construction and Transportation Industry
Collaborative research with the U.S. and Europe on ITS

3. Creating a common infrastructure
3.1 Optimization of Administration
Bidding trends in the field of civil engineering consulting
Study of introducing the negotiated bidding method into bidding and contracting of public works
Comprehensive public works procurement methods in the U.S. and the U.K.
Integrated control of maintenance information for bridges using three-dimensional models
Evaluation of traffic related public works projects in foreign countries -Present situation in England-
Collection and analysis of people and vehicle movement data using a smart-phone application
Movement of people, development of a platform, and working on the application of transportation planning
Development of a road management support system using road infrastructure map information
3.2 Advance of Technical Standards
Efforts of Preparation for the Draft of Building Related Technical Standards
Development of Accessibility Indicators Evaluating the Livelihood Convenience of Cities
Research on appropriate public capital facility management levels considering change over time of actions and performance -Towards building strategic maintenance methods for breakwaters-
Research on the application of super high tension bolts to highway bridges
Features of tsunami action on highway bridges by the Great East Japan Earthquake
3.3 Promote of Highly Information Technologies
Next-generation cooperative services linking ITS Spots with cell phone networks
Congestion countermeasures by road-vehicle cooperation using automobile technology
A study of methods of creating and updating large scale road maps by government-private sector joint research
Release of CommonMP Ver. 1.3

Dispatching of experts and technical assistance activities in the event of a disaster
Debris Flow Disasters Caused by Typhoon Wipha (T1326) on Izu-Oshima Island and Technical Support of NILIM TEC-FORCE
Damage Investigation of Buildings or the like by Tornadoes Occurring on September 2, 2013
Survey of Damage and Relief Actions in New York after Hurricane Sandy
Survey of Damage to Road Bridges by the Bohol Island Earthquake in the Philippines

Major Disaster Surveys
International Research Activities
Major International Conferences

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