2018 Annual Report of NILIM

Message of Director-General
Cultivate Technical Needs and Develop to a Story
Opening report
Shorten no-information period immediately after the onset of an earthquake
Examination of disaster management measures covering rivers and erosion control based on the experiences of the 2017 northern Kyushu rainstorm
Improvement in the effectiveness of fire management measures based on lessons learned in the massive fire in Itoigawa City and Miyoshi Town
To the second stage of road structure maintenance
Support for improvement of the efficiency of sewage maintenance and management using the data of deterioration in 280,000 spans of pipes around Japan
Research of ways to support roads for early realization of automatic driving
Realize the sense of security in houses for vulnerable people
Messages from Departments and Centers of NILIM
Attitudes towards Research --In order to upgrade skills and advance better research efficiently--
Sewerage Technology Development and Introduction Dissemination
Development and Maintenance of River Environment in the Future
To reduce the risk of landslide damage
Activities of Road Traffic Department for Productivity Revolution
Training of core engineers who lead road structure maintenance and management
Activities of the Building Department in response to dynamically changing social needs
Progress of production research in the field of housing research
Tradition and revolution of urban fire management research
Research Center for Infrastructure Management Activities for the Second Year and Future Prospects
1. Preventing and mitigating disasters,and crisis management
001_Formulation of Guidelines for B-DASH Project
002_Analysis on Difference in the State of Catch Basin According to Whether Roads are Flooded / Non-flooded
003_Verification of Disaster Process in the Bridge Exposed to a Large-scale Flood and Study of Disaster Reduction Measures based on Verification Results
004_Aiming for coastal dikes that are not collapsed by earthquake before arrival of Tsunami
005_A Study on the Method for Raising the Yield of Beach Nourishment in Beach Erosion Control Measures
006_Utilization of natural local infrastructure in development of tsunami disaster prevention communities
007_Forecast and Visualization of Floods with River Level Forecast Basic System
008_Utilization of Ensemble Forecast Precipitation in Special Disaster Prevention Operation in Dams
009_Further Utilization and Introduction of AI (Artificial Intelligence) in River Management Practice
010_Promotion of disaster reduction measures by sharing the flood-prone area map for small and medium-sized river in hilly and mountainous areas (expanded trial version)
011_River Development for Easy Escape from Flood " in Valley Bottom Plain of Hilly and Mountainous Area
012_Inundation Forecast for Reducing Urban Flood Damage
013_Research on Supporting Technology to Make Flood Damage Reduction Activities More Effective
014_Evaluation of the Mid- and Long-term Impact of Flood Damage
015_Method of estimating damage caused by large-scale landslides originating in deep-seated landslides
016_Conditions of debris flood and damage to houses from heavy rain in northern Kyushu in July 2017
017_Examinations concerning the effects of sediment control dams at land slide flow zones
018_The attempt to use deep learning to forecast the frequency of landslide hazards
019_Tendency of the occurrence of vehicles unable to climb (stuck vehicles) on winter roads
020_To construct flood-resistant road structures
021_Analysis of road bridges damaged in the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake
022_Technological verification to realize the observation of the overall movement of civil engineering structures during an earthquake
023_Development of technologies to improve facilities to secure the health and safety of evacuees in evacuation shelters
024_Research concerning impeding factors and measures to overcome them to improve living safety
025_Challenges to business activities of private companies in crowded urban areas and examples of unique activities
026_Development of a Method to Render Panoramic Images Even at Night Using the Function of Devices Equipped with CCTV Cameras
027_Development of technologies to minimize the effect of ground deformation on bridges
028_Risk information and proposal of a method to examine it for specific purposes of measures to reduce flood damage
029_Flood control measures linked to town development, local residents, and businesses
030_Development of real-time information collection, investigation, and sharing technology for infrastructure damage. in SIP disaster prevention research
2. Continuous management of infrastructure
001_Empirical study on B-DASH Project (ICT-applied equipment deterioration diagnosis technology)
002_Development of Dam Displacement Monitoring Technology Using Satellite SAR
003_Prospect for Utilization of Three-dimensional Topographic Data in the River Field
004_Systematization of Methods for Considering Water Quality Improvement in Dam Reservoirs
005_Analysis of inspection outcomes of civil engineering structures (large culvert and jets)
006_Establishment of inspection procedure for road civil engineering structures
007_Result of the regular inspection of road tunnels
008_Promotion of research on the maintenance of social capital
3. Productivity revolution(i-Construction promotion and smart use)
001_Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures in Sewerage
002_Formulation of Guidelines for B-DASH Project (CO2 separation / recovery / utilization, use of recycled water)
003_Empirical Study on B-DASH Project
004_A Study on B-DASH Project (hydrogen production without digestive, sewage sludge intra-regional circulation system, energy-saving advanced sewage treatment, volume reduction of excess sludge)
005_A Study on B-DASH Project (gas collection, sludge dewatering / drying, water treatment for downsizing)
006_Promotion of Water Treatment Technology Considering Energy / Resource Optimization and Risk Control
007_Efficiency Increase of Sewage Treatment System in the Trend of Depopulation
008_Examination concerning structures for the use of 2+1 car lanes
009_Proposal for method to identify high-risk areas in community roads using ETC 2.0 probe information
010_Social experiment of ETC 2.0 vehicle operation management assistance service
"011_Automatic driving experiments using roadside stations as bases in hilly and mountaneous areas"
012_Joint research concerning next-generation cooperative ITS
013_Revision of Technical Standards for Bridges, Overpasses, and other Structures (Specifications for Roads and Bridges)
014_Development of design and construction technologies for mixed-structure buildings using new wood materials
015_Technological development for the rationalization of fire control and evacuation regulations
016_Research for the improvement of efficiency and dvancement of urban traffic investigation, analysis, and planning method using new technologies
017_Challenges to fire management regulations when preserving and using historical townscapes
018_Establishment of bidding and contracting method for construction as disaster recovery under the direct management of MLIT
019_Method to estimate means of transportation using the operation data of mobile phone base stations
020_Method of calculating construction quantity using three-dimensional models
021_Examination of the effect of repairs using ICT monitoring for bridges damaged in the Kumamoto earthquakes
022_Promotion of i-Construction
4. Improvement of local creation, ease of living
001_A proposal for ways to deal with vehicles parked or stopping on roads for safe and comfortable bicycle traffic
002_For the promotion of the use of road spaces by streamlining the consensus building process
003_Investigation to lower the cost of eliminating utility poles
004_Handling of soil contamination with naturally occurring heavy metals
005_Maintenance and management of wooden public housing
006_Planning of housing safety net using private rental houses
007_Development of technologies to evaluate the energy consumption performance of advanced buildings
008_Study of facade design method to improve the energy consumption performance of buildings
009_Development of method to evaluate annual lighting energy saving effect using daylight in offices
010_Investigation of the behavior of executors to optimize the evaluation of energy and indoor environment in buildings
011_Research on the investigation of urban greenery using aerial laser surveys
012_Development of method to analyze and evaluate urban structures based on diversifying living support functions
013_Study of new technology to survey pedestrian spaces
014_Research concerning tourism-oriented town development
015_Challenges to the use of open spaces in winter
016_Method to estimate the cost effectiveness of developing medical and welfare facilities which support lives in regions
5. Dispatch of experts to disaster sites and technical support activities
001_Investigation of the emergency interpretation of landslides using SAR satellites
002_Concept of Setting Volume of Sediment Supply in Considering Channel Restoration in the Akatani River
003_Technological support for damage to the National Route 186 Noboritani Snow Shelter
004_Contribution to early recovery with the establishment of Kumamoto Earthquake Recovery Division and overall technologies
6. Technical consultation and technical support
001_Improvement of River Technologies through Practice of Channel Management
002_Technical Support of NILIM in Comprehensive Inspection of Dams in Long-term Operation
003_Support to promote road traffic safety measures in residential roads
004_Support for revision of the seismic design criteria for highway bridges in Chile
005_Application of disaster management examination support tool kit
7. Collection, analysis, management of data, return to society
001_Characteristics of Sewer Pipeline Damage by the Kumamoto Earthquake and Publication of Seismic Damage Database
002_Gathering of the information with ETC 2.0 probe and usse of the information
003_Analysis of deterioration characteristics of road bridges based on regular inspection data
004_The release of the tool to forecast future population and households using small areas (blocks and sections) as the unit
8. Coordination of research and international activities
001_Coordination of research
002_International research activities
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