(IMPROVING THE MULTI-HAZARD RESILIENCE OF HEALTH FACILITIES IN IRAN (BEHTAB

Guidelines for ANALYSIS, ASSESSMENT, and RETROFITTING of Healthcare Facilities

Contributed by Japan government, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Medical Education
(MoHME) of Islamic Republic of Iran and under technical supervision of Road, Housing and Urban
Development Research Center (BHRC), UN-Habitat, Tehran Office has provided Guidelines for “analysis,
assessment and retrofitting of Existing Health Facilities” as the second volume of the multi-hazard
resilient health facilities guidelines, in order to develop a holistic approach on inventory, multi-hazard
performance evaluation and feasibility studies for health facilities. This practice is one of the main parts
of BEHTAB project expected to be used for developing the long-term investment plan for improving the
resilience of health facilities in Iran.
BEHTAB Project aims at improving the resilience of new and existing health facilities to assure the
permanent functionality of structures along with non-structural components prone to risks and
disasters. Profited more than 20 years of experience in the retrofitting of existing buildings practice in
Iran, and the last achievements of leading international performance-based codes and standards, the
guidelines provides practical recommendations to help managers, engineers, architects and designers
involved in the retrofitting of existing health facilities of Iran.

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