WIT Press


Application Of A Systematic Methodology To Terrorism Risk Management

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/RISK060331

Volume

91

Pages

10

Published

2006

Size

437 kb

Author(s)

M. M. Bardazza, P. Vestrucci, G. Zappellini, P. Adinolfi, M. Buldrini, S. La Rovere & C. Vercilli

Abstract

Due to the complexity and the heterogeneity of the evaluations involved, terrorism risk management requires a systematic and organized methodology to enable a thorough analysis of the possible attack modes and vulnerabilities that the structure being analyzed presents. This study defines an overall methodological approach for assessing the terrorism risk and provides a practical application to a localized but duly characterized infrastructure. Many standards of American and Anglo-Saxon origin, featuring different levels of detail and fields of application, define the essential characteristics of the analysis process and terrorism risk management. The proposed approach has been developed on the basis of said criterion and of the methodologies currently used in the assessment of natural and industrial risks. The essential risk management tool, which must be updated during the analysis, is known as the Hazard Log. It is by means of an index model that a quantitative assessment of the structure’s vulnerabilities is performed. The application of this methodology to a real building (\“Pirelli” skyscraper, federal building in Milan) aims at evaluating its effectiveness in terms of analytical detail and ability to provide concrete guidelines as to the need for further technical and procedural countermeasures and/or detail analysis. Keywords: terrorism, building, risk prevention, risk protection, vulnerability assessment, risk assessment. 1 Introduction The application of a systematic methodology is particularly necessary during a preliminary risk assessment, aimed mainly at defining the subsequent closer

Keywords

terrorism, building, risk prevention, risk protection, vulnerability assessment, risk assessment.