2017 Annual Report of NILIM

Message of Director-General
Technical Policy for Synergistic Application of Innovation to Stock

Opening report
2016 Kumamoto Earthquakes
Establish a Society Aware of Flood Disaster Prevention Using the Lessons Learned from Floods
Development of Technologies for Emergency Responses to Sediment Disasters Based on the Experience in the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake
Protect the underground sewerage with a total length of 470,000 km
Effective and Efficient Solution to Road Traffic Issues
Promoting Further Utility Pole Removal
Development of a Performance Evaluation Method to Support the Obligated Conformity to Energy Efficiency Standards
Ensured Housing in an Aging Society with Fewer Children
i-Construction -A Productivity Revolution on a Construction Site-

Messages from Departments and Centers of NILIM
How Can Productivity in Research and Development Be Improved
How to Advance Management of Technical Development -Sewerage Systems Engineering Vision and Conference on Technical Development of Sewerage Systems-
For Reduction of Flood Damage Risk
For Reduction of Damage from Sediment Disaster
Latest and Future Trends in Research and Development Utilizing ETC. 2.0
Road Structure Continues to Support Society
Research Activities of Building Department Toward the Realization of a Safe, Secure, and Comfortable Living Environment
Prospect of Future Housing Life
Origin of NILIMfs Urban Planning Research

1. Disaster prevention and disaster mitigation, and crisis management
Analysis of Rainfall Patterns to be Used for Planning and Design of Sewerage Facilities
Formulation of Guidelines for B-DASH Project (ICT operation support system for inundation control facilities)
Development of New Techniques to Detect Destruction of Structures under the River -Start of Invitation for New Technology Development-
A Study on Seepage Failure resulting from Permeable Foundation Ground of Levee in Industry-University-Government Cooperation
For Clarification of the Mechanism of Seepage Failure in Levees -Undertaking Full-scale Experiment-
Prevention of the Recurrence of Disasters in Revetments of Small-and-medium-size Rivers
An Experiment on Resilient Coastal Levees against High Waves
Aiming to Prevent Scattering of Armor Blocks in Artificial Reef
Assessment Method of Tsunami-resistant Performance / Disaster Mitigation Effect by Nature / Local Infrastructure
Radar Rainfall Information by XRAIN (expanded trial version)
A Study for Development of Basic Technique to Visualize Flood Risk
For Safety Evaluation of Dams with Application of Risk Analysis Method
Forecast Inundation and Strengthen Urban Flood Control Measures
Creation of a Program for Calculating the Dynamic State of Sediment in the Event of Heavy Rain
Development of method of predicting sediment-related disasters using real- time observations
Landslides due to the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake
Evaluation of the locations of localized heavy rainfall that cause simultaneous sediment disasters
Degree of Risk of the Occurrence of Debris Flow Resulting from Phreatic or Phreatomagmatic Eruption
Systematic Organization of the Effects of Removal of Roadside Utility Poles
Efforts to Estimate the Scale of Damage in the Information Vacuum Period After an Earthquake
Development of a System for Grasping the Damage Situation of Highway Bridges Based on the Damage caused by the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake
Applicability of Winter Road Maintenance Standard Establishment Assistance and Radar Technology to the Determination of Snowfall
More effective advancement of the seismic reinforcement of highway bridges
Development of Technologies to Support the Continuation of the Functions of Buildings That Serve as a Base for Disaster Response Centers
Development of Building Safety Evaluation Technology for Post-Earthquake Fire
Development of Technologies to Improve and Renovate Equipment to Maintain the Sufferersf Health and Secure Safety in a Shelter
Initiative to Achieve Effective City Fire Prevention Performance in Districts
Development of Technology for Diagnosing Trafficability in the Event of Earthquake and Fire
Towards of the Promotion of Physical Improvements in High Density Built-Up Areas by Leveraging the Private Sector Dynamics
NILIM Published a Complete Report on Survey and Research on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Realization of the early grasp of information on damaged infrastructures in responding to earthquake disasters
Development of a Method to Evaluate Flood Damage/Countermeasure Effect Toward the Reduction of Urban Flood Risks
Release of Research Report on Climate Change Adaptation Measures in River and Coast Fields
Evaluation of Flood Damage/Countermeasure Effects of Cities Based on Building Models

2. Infrastructure maintenance
Analysis of Abnormalities in Sewer Pipes Contributing to Stock Management
Empirical study on B-DASH Project (ICT-applied deterioration diagnosis)
For Efficiency Increase in Evaluating Inspection Results of River Structures
Estimation of Sediment Supply to the Downstream of Direct Control Section According to Grain Size Groups
Study on Dam Health Diagnosis with Vibration Monitoring of Dam Body
Development of a Perfomance Evaluation Test Method Based on Nondestructive Investigations of a Concrete Bridge
Development of the Performance Evaluation Test for Equipment for Investigating the Appearance and Properties of Narrow Highway Bridges
Analysis of deterioration characteristics of road bridges based on road bridge periodic inspection data
Summarization and analysis of tunnel inspection results
Study on damage to existing road earthwork structures and survey on soundness assessment
Survey on Current Situation of Digitization of Periodic Reports and Data Utilization by Specific Administrative Agencies
Development of Falling Exterior Wall Hazard Visualization Tool for Buildings
Management of Suburban Built-Up Areas based on Forecast of Future Demographic Structure and Future Costs for Public Infrastructure and Services
To Ensure the Optimal Placement of Medical Centers and Welfare Facilities, etc. in Support of Community Living
Enhancement of the safety of street trees

3. Productivity revolution (i-Construction, Intelligent utilization, Livability improvement)
Formulation of B-DASH Project Guidelines (hydrogen creation, operation management using ICT, energy saving water treatment)
Empirical Study on B-DASH Project (CO2 recovery, gas collection, use of recycling water, sludge dewatering / drying, downsizing water treatment)
A Study on B-DASH Project (hydrogen production without digestive, high concentration methane fermentation, water treatment in case of a disaster)
Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures in Sewerage
Promotion of Water Treatment Technology Considering Energy Optimization and Risk Control
Efficiency Increase of Sewage Treatment System in the Trend of Depopulation
Utilizing New Technology for Acquiring Three-dimensional Topographic Data in River Management
For Promotion of Groundwater Management -In order to continue to enjoy the multifaceted value of groundwater-
Revision of the Guideline for Creating a Safe and Pleasant Environment for Bicycle Use
Promotion and Support of Traffic Safety Measures in Community Road Countermeasure Areas
Development of the Method to Grasp Traffic Conditions of Roads in Residential Areas Using ETC 2.0 Probe Data
Research on the Traffic Capacity of a Roundabout Considering Large Vehicles
Launch of the Experiment to Collect the Fundamental Geospatial Data of Road Utilizing In-Car Sensing Technology
Development of the Method for Grasping the Traffic State of Orbital Expressways Utilizing ETC 2.0 Probe Information
Publication of a Probe Data Research Report by the Collaborative Research of Japan, the United States, and Europe
Collaborative Research on Next Generation Cooperative ITS
Sharing of Knowledge About Natural Environment Preservation Measures in Road Projects Across the Country
Consideration of the Method for Determining and Evaluating the Amount of Carbon Dioxide Emissions in the Road Field
Maintenance of Road Environment and Space by the Collaboration with Communities
Study on the Effective Utilization of Energies in Collaboration with Roads and the Surrounding Areas
Technical Development for Effective Use of Existing Buildings by Rational Regulations on Fire Prevention, Evacuation Safety and Others
Proposed Housing Standard for Shared Housing Utilizing Vacant and Abandoned Houses
Preparing Guidelines for Houses for Child Rearing
Development of a Method to Estimate the Housing Supply/Demand Based on the Characteristics of the Region
Development of Method for Evaluating Energy Saving Effects of Building Equipment Automatic Control Technologies
Research on the Method of Designing Façades to Improve the Energy Consumption Performance of Buildings
Research on Sophistication of Urban Transportation Survey and Analysis Methodologies by Utilizing ICT
Research on Urban Transportation Planning Method Taking Account of New Mobility
Research on the Method to Create a Public Space that Revitalizes Urban Public Life
Study on Development of Pedestrian Spaces to Respond to Diversification of Pedestrian Attributes
Fact-Finding Survey of Urban Greenery and Temperatures
Preparing a Guide (Draft) to Conserve and Restore Views in Parks and Green Areas
Study of the Finished Shape Management Fully Using ICT for i-Construction

4. Dispatch of experts to disaster sites and technical support activities
Status of Dispatch of Experts such as TEC-FORCE and Technical Support Activities in Times of Disaster
Direction of Recovery being Clarified from the Disaster Investigation in the Omoto River etc.
Technical Support for Safety Check and Recovery of Dams Affected by the Kumamoto Earthquake
Joint Research with the Investigation Team from the Federal Highway Administration of the United States Concerning the Damage to Highway Bridges Caused by the Kumamoto Earthquake
Technical assistance upon bridge erosion damage in Hokkaido due to heavy rain by Typhoon No. 10

5. Technical consultation and technical support
Application of the Minister's Special Permission System to Dams with a Special Structure and Roles of NILIM
Technical Support Through the Revision of the Technical Standard for Establishing Sabo Master plan for Debris Flow and Driftwood and Manual of Technical Standard for Designing Sabo Facilities Against Debris Flow and Driftwood, as well as Publication of Questions and Answers
Technical Guidance for the Restoration of Houses and Communities in the Area Affected by the Kumamoto Earthquake

6. International Research Activities

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