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 The 3rd National Resilience Design Award

"National Resilience Design Award" is held as the place to provide information and to improve skills by assembling concrete cases and results which is helping to strengthen the national land. Structural analysis (civil engineering and construction), ground and water engineering, and disaster prevention are the target fields and various brilliant works for strengthening of national land will be introduced.    

    Results Announcement of The 3rd National Resilience Design Award

  After careful consideration by juries, Grand Prix, Semi Grand Prix, and 3 Judge's prizes have been selected.

 High seismic retrofitting of freestanding retaining wall by using PC-Wall and reasonable performance verification type seismic design method
 -Actual-size experiment and verification by using high performance FEM fiber model-
 Nippon Concrete Industries Co., Ltd.
Program: Engineer's Studio®
PDF Poster PDF(424KB)
PC-wall is used as road retaining wall made by self standing earth bracing structure and is required to take a role of emergency transport road immediately after earthquakes. In addition, civil engineering structure design is changing to international standards performance styles. It is the reason of the necessity of prompt decision about reasonable design method with concrete required performance rule according to the earthquake size and structure importance, also for PC-wall seismic design. Therefore, we conducted the analysis that considers PC-wall non-linear by using Engineer's Studio® and proposed reasonable seismic design method for self standing type retaining wall structure based on the verification of actual curve test result.

  Semi Grand Prix
 Utilize Engineer's Studio® for personnel training
 -For understanding of structure features of triple span steel plate girder bridge-
 Association of road and bridge structure, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Central Regional Development Bureau
Program: Engineer's Studio®
PDF Poster PDF(483KB)
With triple span steel plate girder bridge as material, we held 1-OUT contest with the theme "how we should take urgent action if central section of the main girder breaks up?"
The purpose of this work is that we understand structure characteristics of steel bridge and learn the skills to adapt to circumstances if an accident occurs on bridge in the future.

  Judge's special prize
Earthquake Disaster Mitigation Engineering, Tokyo City University
Prof. Hiromichi Yoshikawa (Chief of the judging committee)
 Experimental result about sewerage facilities if applying non-linear FEM analysis, and limit value based on the result.
 A x C
Program: Engineer's Studio®
PDF Poster PDF(523KB)
For sewer facilities, this work proposes the limit value that local strain is used as the standard towards that structure designers utilize non-linear FEM and conduct reasonable performance verification of RC structures. Based on the existing load experiment result, we used Engineer's Studio® and confirmed that Box Culvert's response can be evaluated analytically first, and then we considered the limit value of each seismic performance.

  Judge's special prize
Vice-president of Shibaura Institute of Technology / Urban Environmental Engineering Laboratory, Civil Engineering Department, Shibaura Institute of Technology
Prof. Masaru Morita
 Shallow water equations based tsunami attack simulation with the idea of disaster prevention on software
 -Influence of building modeling on tsunami attack simulation result-
 Oita National College of Technology
Program: xpswmm
PDF Poster PDF(413KB)
In order to reduce tsunami damage caused by Nankai megathrust earthquakes, it is considered necessary to improve residents' awareness about disaster prevention and reduction. Therefore, more accurate tsunami propagation prediction and its visualization for easy informing are important. Prediction of tsunami propagation on the ocean after earthquake is said to have enough prediction accuracy because it performs an analysis based on the shallow water equations that considers average flow velocity and hydrostatic pressure in the depth direction. For the phenomenon that tsunami runs up the land, it is considered that a long wave cannot always be presumed and it seems that prediction accuracy is not clear. However, shallow water equations has a big advantage that it can be treated as two dimensional issue. Therefore, aiming to improve prediction accuracy of tsunami running over ground issue, we considered how building modelization affects on simulation result. We also made a study on numerical experiment visualization.

  Judge's special prize
Science and Engineering Department, Gunma University
Prof. Akihiko Wakai
 Verification of tsunami load against shell-type roller gate by using FEM
 -For more detailed study about door structure against tsunami attack-
Program: Engineer's Studio®
PDF Poster PDF(454KB)
Study of tsunami damage on existing tide water gate, shell-type roller gate by creating door structure model and doorstop model with Engineer's Studio®. We verified that the damage on the door caused by the level 1 tsunami does not impair the door function. Against level 2 tsunami, we made the basic material to create evacuation plan by revealing damage condition.

 Structure characteristic understanding of rainwater storage and infiltration facilities "aquapalace method"
 -Application of 3D frame analysis in the development of storage and infiltration facilities-
 Totetsu Mfg. Co.,Ltd.
Program: Engineer's Studio®
PDF Poster PDF(417KB)
These days, necessity of rain runoff suppression facilities has been increasing, especially in the city. Also, water securing is required at the time of emergency like large-scale disaster. For these situations, we developed and improved Aqua Palace construction method in order to realize a underground storage system that can be used as the facility for rainwater storage, infiltration, and utilization.
This time, we have make improvements mainly in the growing of partition plate, from 335 mm x 335 mm to 675 mm x 675 mm, and the reduction of the number of main SP pipes.

 Seismic performance verification and reinforcement analysis of the existing RC ramen pier
-Towards reasonable and economical seismic improvement for the bridges constructed in the decade from 1945 to 1955-
 Sankyo Technology Co., Ltd.
Program: Engineer's Studio®
PDF Poster PDF(424KB)
In the order stage of construction work after completing bridge repair design outsourcing in 2011, on-site review revealed that the pier size differed from the size in design. According to the policy of repair study in previous years, we created analysis model that uses the actual pier size measured on site with Engineer's Studio®, and conducted seismic study by the gradually increasing load and non-linear analysis.

 Seismic verification of a water pumping facility
 -Consideration about ES Maekawa model-
Program: Engineer's Studio®
PDF Poster PDF(348KB)
Seismic verification on level 2 earthquake by using reinforced concrete non-linear model (Maekawa model) that is introduced in Engineer's Studio®. Object structure pump station is large-scale reinforced concrete construction, and feature differences between reinforced concretes have an influence on the facility behavior. This analysis aims to understand reinforced concrete behavior.

   Award / Prize

Grand Prix
Certificate / Trophy /
15.6 inch notebook /
AMAZON gift card
Excellence Award
Semi Grand Prix
Certificate /
Notebook /
AMAZON gift card
Judge Award
Certificate /
Omnidirectional camera THETA S /
AMAZON gift card
Nominate Award
Plaque /
AMAZON gift card
No dual recipients

   Profile of Judging Committee

Mr. Hiromichi Yoshikawa (Chief of the judging committee)
Professor of Earthquake Disaster Mitigation Engineering, Tokyo City University

Visiting professor of Colorado University (1992-93). Graduated from Department of Science and Engineering.
A doctor of civil engineering and a specialist of aseismic engineering, earthquake risk, and armored concrete.
Won the literature award and Yoshida award of Japan Society of Civil Engineers. Author of some books.
Mr. Masaru Morita
Vice-president of Shibaura Institute of Technology
Professor of Urban Environmental Engineering Laboratory, Civil Engineering Department, Shibaura Institute of Technology

Professor of Department of Civil Engineering, Shibaura Institute of Technology. Specialist of urban hydrology and groundwater hydrology. Currently he researches risk management of a flood.
The author of a book about groundwater.
Mr. Akihiko Wakai
Professor of Science and Engineering Department, Gunma University

Member of Department of Environmental Engineering Science of Gunma University. He studies in a disaster prevention of ground, various ground movement, and interaction between ground and a structure,
especially focus on a prediction by computers like FEM.


Flow of the contest
Guideline for
Nominated Works Awarded Works

2016.10.11(Tue) Deadline for works submission

2016.10.19(Wed) Meeting for selecting nomination works
Meeting for selecting nomination works
at Seminar Room in FORUM8 Head Office
Juries (From left) Mr. Akihiko Wakai,
Mr. Hiromichi Yoshikawa (Chief of the judging committee),
Mr. Masaru Morita

2016.11.15(Tue) Examining Meeting at FORUM8 Tokyo head office MAP

2016.11.18(Fri) SHINAGAWA INTERCITY Hall
Award Ceremony of the 3rd National Resilience Design Award

Overview of application

Deadline for works submission October 11, 2016 (Tue)
Application standard and Deliverable Contents must be conducted a performance verification and about helping strengthen national land directly or indirectly.
  • Work overview (about 150 words)
  • Poster (A1 horizontal)
  • Analysis data (the use of object products is mandatory / certain or existing structure as well as imagined structure are OK)
  • Report (analysis method and contents should be written in a report style)
  • Input data of the used product. Result file is also required if analysis takes much time.
  • Animation, movie, PPT (optionally)
Where to deliver the data Please tell your contact person of FORUM8 staff and send it to him.
Copyright All contents of the work data are the copyright of each applicants.
The submitted data will not be distributed, but FORUM8 has a right to use the data and works, edit and reproduce the images and videos etc. and post or introduce it on website, magazines, books, and newspaper. as a sales activity or an advertisement as a secondary user of data. Please be forewarned.
Inquiries for the application Please tell your contact person of FORUM8 staff.
Meeting for selecting
nomination works
Nominated works will be decided on October 19 (Wed), 2016.
Meeting for selecting nomination works on October 19 (Wed), 2016

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UC-1 series

  • Structural analysis, bridge superstructure, bridge substructure, foundation design, temporary work design, road work design, water work design
  • xpswmm(Rainwater runoff analysis / flood analysis software)

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   Introduction of the past awarded works

The 2nd National Resilience Design Award
on 20 Nov. 2015  
  Grand Prix
"Seismic performance verification considering the level 2 earthquake and tsunami load"
- Series of analysis of earthquake and tsunami against coastal sluice gate –

PDF Poster PDF(517KB)

The 1st National Resilience Design Award
on 21 Nov. 2014  
  Grand Prix
"Specifications for highway bridges applied seismic verification and reinforcing study for 40-year-old batter brace ramen bridge"
- The best effective and economic method among seismic isolation damper and buckling restrained braces etc. –
Tonichi Design Consultant Co., Ltd.

PDF Poster PDF(707KB)

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