Development of universal safety spaces and instructions for professional planning and execution to withstand extraordinary impacts in an all-hazards approach - CiProShel (Civil Protection Shelter)

Project leader: Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Norbert Gebbeken (EE)
Researcher: Dipl.-Ing. (TUM) Maximilian Garsch

In the research project CiProShel, structures are investigated with regard to the all-hazards approach. New conceptual approaches for safety shelters are developed and recommendations for action for their planning and construction are elaborated in order to increase the self-help of the population. The conceptual approaches and recommendations for action, in the form of so-called structural engineering principles (BTGs), will be developed for both privately used buildings (residential buildings and workplaces) and critical infrastructure facilities. This involves:

New buildings: new shelters
Existing buildings: upgrading of rooms (hardening)
Existing buildings: Installation of new shelters in existing premises.

Public building safe rooms are intended to serve as a place of refuge for those in the building as well as those in the vicinity.

The safe rooms are designed for multiple hazards (all-hazards approach). According to the KZV (2016), the focus is on impacts from "warlike" events. The all-hazards approach provides for natural hazards and accidents to be considered as well, especially when synergies arise; e.g., explosion and earthquake.