Each building type is identified by a taxonomy string comprising attributes of the first 3 taxonomy parameters, while for each index building the taxonomy string includes attributes from the 12 taxonomy parameters
Detailed descriptions and photo examples are available for each building type and index building
The classification by building type and index building enables an efficient and systematic understanding of school building characteristics in large portfolios
Catalog of Building Types
The catalog of building types illustrates the typical portfolio of school buildings in developing countries and makes information available on the expected performance against hazard events. The catalog is organized into building types and index buildings, where building types are identified by the first 3 taxonomy parameters and index buildings by the full taxonomy string.
Each building type can have one or more index buildings which are its most typical variants. An index building is a characteristic model of a building type, whose seismic behavior is representative of a group of buildings with uniquely defined geometry, materials, loads and dynamic behavior.