2016 Annual Report of NILIM

Messages from Departments and Centers of NILIM
Stock management and improvement of energy efficiency of wastewater systems
Challenge for Uncertainty
Research Activities in the Field of Sediment-related Disaster Measures
Orientation of technology development for realization of smooth, safe, and comfortable road traffic
Activities for maintenance and construction of road structures
Research of the Building Department to realize a safe, reliable, and comfortable living environment
To realize the prosperous and comfortable living environment
Reflection of research and development outcomes into policies
Productivity improvement in infrastructure development process using i-Construction

1. Infrastructure maintenance
Empirical Study on B-DASH Project (ICT-applied operation management/deterioration diagnosis)
Development of technology to determine the degree of priority for investigation of sewerage pipes
For Optimization of Inspection Result Evaluation of River Structures
For Establishment of Nationwide Sandy Beach Monitoring by Satellite
Monitor Coastal Protection Facilities by Airborne LP Survey -Detect deterioration from existing data-
Impact of Climate Change on Dam Reservoir Water Quality
For Upgrade of Maintenance Technology Supporting Long Life of Dam
Noise barrier characteristics with change in road traffic noise
Investigation for inspections and lining design of road tunnels
Investigation for damage to civil engineering structures on existing roads
Method to accumulate and use investigation and diagnostic records using the building information model of outer walls
Simplified Cost-Benefit Evaluation Tool for the Operation and Maintenance of Public Infrastructure and Services in Suburban Built-Up Areas
More than 50 Years Have Passed Since the Birth of Tsukuba Science City
Initiatives for enhancing safety of street trees

2. Disaster prevention and disaster mitigation, and crisis management
Empirical study on B-DASH Project (Stormwater management technology for local torrential rain in urban area)
New Monitoring Method for River Levee
Making Opportunities For Everyone to Evacuate in Case of Approaching Flood
Renewed Coastal Plane Wave Generator -For assessment of erosion control measures for long-extended coast-
New Stage for Preventing/Mitigating Storm Surge Disasters in Coast -Guide for Preparing a Storm Surge Inundation Area Map-
Precautions for Artificial Reef -Not evaluated only by wave-absorbing performance-
Results of Study on Resilient Structures for Coastal Dikes
Full-scale High Flow Rate Hydraulic Model Experiment using Local Ground Sample
Flood Risk Visualization Project -Addressing the issue of "last one mile" to use river information for evacuation behavior-
Examples for Utilization of XRAIN Precipitation Information
Protect the Life from River Flood
Protect Urban Functions by Speedy Inundation Forecast
Study of methods to reduce risks of flood damage integrated with urban planning
Creation of Annual Record of Sediment Discharge in Mountainous Watershed
Study on Run-off Condition of Recent Debris Flows using LP Data
Relations between Sediment Disasters that Caused Serious Damage and the Precipitation System -For strengthening warning and evacuation system-
Emergency Observation with SAR during Development of Disaster Mission Planning Support System
Attempted wise use of roads by using ETC2.0 probe
Study on design methods to meet performance requirements of underground structures
Development of function sustaining technologies for buildings used for disaster management
Method to calculate evacuation safety performance in a building fire
Development of earthquake resistance evaluation method for wooden houses using the information of three-dimensional CAD
Study of methods to evaluate and test external forces to verify structural performance of architectural structural members
Proposal on Coordination between Public Housing Construction and Provision of Welfare Services for Fukushima Nuclear Accident Evacuees in the Wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake
Overview of Master Plan for Post-Disaster Public Housing Development in the Wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Background for Master Plan Development
Studying the Process for Reconstruction Planning for Tsunami-Stricken Cities Following the Great East Japan Earthquake
Effects of Snow and Cold Weather on the Operation of Evacuation Facilities
Evaluation of urban fire control performance in inclined built-up areas
Simple method to evaluate the effect of improving the disaster mitigation effect of redeveloping dense urban areas
A Case Study on Natural Disaster Prevention and Reduction by Green and Open Spaces


3. Intelligent utilization
Empirical Study on B-DASH Project (Hydrogen production/energy saving water treatment/biogas collection/CO2 recovery/reclaimed water utilization)
Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures in Sewerage
Formulation of Guideline for B-DASH Project (Power generation from sewage sludge biomass and solid fuelization)
Promotion of Water Treatment Technology Considering Energy Optimization and Risk Control
Dam Flood Control Operation with Maximum Utilization of Existing Dam Functions
Examination of running quality of vehicles due to differences in apron structure of roundabout
Development of probe data utilization method for traffic safety countermeasures
Development of a data cleansing method for probe travel speed data
Development of a method to analyze congestion factors using probe data
Development of methods for estimating carbon dioxide emissions from vehicles utilizing vehicle travel data
Implementing a pilot program for ETC2.0 vehicle operation management support service
Simplification of passage permission for oversize/overmass vehicles equipped with ETC2.0
Joint public-private research for the realization of next-generation C-ITS
Action for international standardization of ETC2.0 service
Development of light distribution measurement tool using digital single-lens reflex camera for high quality visual environment designs
Long-term Preservation and Use of Recorded Data
Development of method to evaluate energy conservation effects of architectural ideas in houses
Attempt to develop road structure data for travel support service


4. Innovative work execution method development
Efficiency Increase in Sewage Treatment Systems under the Condition of a Falling Population
Utilization of CommonMP for River Management Practices
Technical Development for Displacement Monitoring in Multiple Dams included in the Same Data of Satellite SAR
Establishment of efficient and effective environmental conservation measures for road projects
Research for road network operation method using intelligent transportation system
Research on project execution systems through public-private partnerships
Utilization of Qualification for Park Administrators to improve their professional abilities and certify park administrators
Development of bird survey techniques using advanced equipment and technologies
Promotion of research in environmental field


5. Regional revitalization and livability improvement
Realization of Environmental Management for Riverine Estuaries
Consideration of arrow feather road markings, indicating traffic space for bicycle users
Traffic safety measures for residential roads by vehicle speed reduction
Effective energy use measures in road field
Development of introduction and evaluation methods for promoting further utility pole removal
Forecasting the Number of Future Households Requiring Special Assistance in Securing Housing
Clarifying Key Factors that Determine the Housing Satisfaction Levels of the Younger Generation and Child-Rearing Generation
For low-carbon urban development using greenery
Evaluating the Location of Manufacturing Establishments in Cities by Utilizing a Preliminary Tool to Monitor Neighboring Noise Effects
Initiative to Enhance the Quality of Public Open Spaces
For the development of pedestrian spaces to respond to diversified types of pedestrians
Towards the Application of Population Flow Statistics Using Data Transmitted Through Mobile Phone Networks to the Field of Urban Transportation
Research on the method of making Green Master Plans to respond to population decline and degeneration of cities etc.
Provision of Support for Municipalitiesf Initiatives to Plan and Develop Historic Districts

Dispatch of TEC-FORCE and other experts to disaster sites and technical support activities
Extent of Damage to Buildings Caused by the Flooding of the Kinugawa River in the City of Joso, Ibaraki Prefecture, on September 10, 2015
Provision of Emergency Support for the Development of Master Plan for Reconstruction and Rehabilitation of Nepal following the Massive Earthquake and Resilience against Earthquake Disaster Risks


International research activities



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