RViSITS is a RVS’s application used an Android platform, which has been developed by a research team of Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS), Surabaya. This application is to identity, inventory and rank buildings that are potentially seismically hazardous using Rapid Visual Screen (RVS) method.
RViSITS Application runs on website and Android mobile application. Support for Android 4.0 and later.
RViSITS is a RVS’s application used an android platform, which has been developed by a research team of Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS), Surabaya. This application is to identity, inventory and rank buildings that are potentially seismically hazardous using Rapid Visual Screen (RVS) method. The RVS uses a methodology based on “sidewalk survey” of a building and a Data Collection Form, which provided in the RViSITS application. Several researchers have used the RVS technique to evaluate the seismic vulnerability of buildings. Even though the RVS method can perform relatively quickly, several steps of this approach still require much time to be implemented, for example, the recapitulation step for the survey result. It needs much time to compile all data from the surveyors into a digital data.
Furthermore, with the assumption that there is no mistake in the data verification step, the step of determining the area, which affected by the disaster, is still susceptible to an error. This step is critical for vulnerability mapping of buildings, which are exposed by earthquakes. Also, if there is a change in some data, the surveyor cannot use the old form and must change it with the new one, which is not effective and efficient.
Therefore, the primary purpose of this research is to establish the rapid visual screening smartphone application, which can be used to identify and evaluate the seismic vulnerability of buildings due to the earthquake.
The application was developed under an Android platform. All step of rapid visual screening used in this application was adopted from the FEMA 154 code. This application was connected to Global Positioning System (GPS), and all data will be stored in the online database. By using this integrated system, this application is expected will simplify the mapping procedure for the vulnerability of building in Indonesia due to the earthquake.
This research is conducting by a research team from Laboratory of Structural Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) Surabaya.
The Research Team is: Leader : Dr. Ir. Djoko Irawan, MS Members :
1. Budi Suswanto, ST, MT, PhD
2. Aniendhita Rizki A., ST, MT
3. Data Iranata, ST, MSc, PhD
Our greatest honour to the creator of this application:
Rest In Peace Endah Wahyuni, ST, MT, PhD