With the growing desire for society to build lasting structures that can withstand the tests of disasters, NaRDA was established in 2014 to recognize those who are taking action. Focusing on many diferent diciplines from civil engineering, to hydrolic engineering, and disaster prevention. These contributions will be awarded and will become a key source of information and technical study for the future.

Application Start Date

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

Application Deadline

Friday, October 16th, 2020

Application Criteria and Submission Conditions

Content that directly or indirectly contributes to the overall improvement to national resilience, similar but not limited to disaster prevention and mitigation, rational design methods, BCP, and risk management.

Judges

Yoshikawa Hiromichi (Honorary Professor,Tokyo City University)

Morita Yu (Vice President, Shibura Institute of Tech./ Professor, Urban Environmental Eng. Lab, Department of Civil Eng., Faculty of Eng.)

Wakai Akihiko (Professor, Gunma University Graduate School of Science and Engineering)

Judge Introductions

Past Award Winning Works

Our level of competition is increasing every year as we see projects and works from various fields in structural analysis, geotechnical engineering, hydraulic engineering, disaster prevention and risk assesment.

  • 6th Grand Prix(Highest Award)

    Akita Prefectural University

    A User-Friendly Steel Measuring Technology.
    Program Used:Engineer's Studio®
    In countries that experience earthquakes with a chance of being greater than siesmic intensity 6 it is vital to design structures that can withstand these forces. Designing the building so that it can absorb and disperse this energy. In order to evaluate and analyze the soundness of steel structures this simple measurement tool was created. Especially in Japan where earthquakes like the Great East Japan Earthquake can occur at anytime. This report describes the results of analysis and enables accurate predictions from new sensors.
  • 6th Grand Prix (Excellence Award)

    F-Tech Inc.

    Flood Analysis in Mountainous Regions
    Program Used:xpswmm
    The currently used flood hazard maps for rivers were being reviewed and re-created nationwide, but the current guidelines for creating these hazard maps are limited due to the fact that the rivers and lakes model is being applied to mountainous rivers. This has failed to fill the gap in some of the niche mountain rivers, creating flood and hazard maps that may not be accurate. The data for mamixmum flood potential and maximum flood depth has been overlapped further leading to possible innacuarcies. This report covers the real phenomenom of mountainous river flooding and provides models for analysis.
Historical Awards

Prizes / Awards

  • Grand Prix(The highest award)

    Trophy, Certificate, Special Prize(High-spec PC, Portable SSD, etc.), Amazon Gift Cards

  • Associate Grand Prix(Excellence Award)

    Certificate, Prize(High-spec PC, Portable SSD, etc.), Amazon Gift Cards

  • Judge Selected Award

    Certificate, Prize(Action Camera, etc.), Amazon Gift Cards

  • Nomination

    Podium, Library NEXT gift card

        

※Prize details will be released once this year's have been decided.

Overview

Event Schedule
Deadline for Application

Friday October 16th, 2020

Nomination Screening

Friday, October 23rd, 2020
FORUM8 Tokyo Head Office

Award Winning Selection

Tuesday, November 17th, 2020
FORUM8 Tokyo Head Office

Announcement and Award Ceremony

Friday November 20th, 2020
Shinagawa InterCity Hall

FORUM8 Design Festival 2020
7th National Resilience Design Award Ceremony

Judges
  • ChairYoshikawa Hiromichi

    Honorary Professor, Tokyo City University

    Waseda University's Faculty of Science and Engineering Graduate with a specialization in Construction. Doctorate of contruction engineering. Specializes in seismic design, earthquake risk, and reinforced concrete. Recepient of JSCE awards, and the author of 7 books.

  • Morita Yu

    Vice President, Shibura Institute of Tech./ Professor, Urban Envr. Eng. Lab, Department of Civil Eng., Faculty of Eng.

    Professor of the Shibaura Institute of Technology's department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering. Specializes in urban hydrology, groundwater hydrology, and flood risk management. Author of "Groundwater Talks - The Crisis of Invisible Resources" (Iwanami Shinsho).

  • Wakai Akihiko

    Professor, Gunma University Graduate School of Science and Engineering

    Professor of Gunma University's Graduate School of Environmental Physiology and Engineering. Specializes in disaster prevention, earth and foundationional disasters, etc. Research on computer-based phenomenon prediction, mechanisms for extreme weather/major earthquakes, and disaster mitigation measures.

   
Application Details and Application Method
Application Criteria / Submission Requirements

Content that directly or indirectly contributes to the overall improvement to national resilience, similar but not limited to disaster prevention and mitigation, rational design methods, BCP, and risk management.

Mandatory Requirements
1.Title and subtitle of work: 20-40 characters
2.Outline of work: 150-200 characters
3.Poster:A1A1 landscape (Purpose/contents are simply described)
>>Poster Template(Word、111KB)
4.Report (Purpose, methods, results, limitations, etc.): 2-10 pages
>>Report Template(Word、63KB)
5.Input Data(Result File)
6. List of Products Used

Optional
1.Animations, Videos
2.Presentation slides

Languages
English or Japanese Only

Prizes
■Grand Prix(Highest Award) ■Associate Grand Prix(Excellence Award) ■Judge's Award ■Nomination
※One award per team
Deadline for Application

Friday, October 16th, 2020
※Nominees for the event will be elected on Friday October 23rd, 2020

Where to submit

2-15-1 Shinagawa InterCity A 21F, Konan Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-6021
FORUM8 System Sales Group
Attn:7th National Resilience Design Awards

Copyright Information

The copyright of the winning works shall belong to the applicant.

Although the submitted data will not be distributed, FORUM8 will edit and process output images, videos, etc. for the data, works and deliverables produced by the author, and will make external presentations, research presentations, sales activities, As a public relations activity, you have a secondary license right such as publication/introduction on media such as HP, public relations magazines, books, magazines and newspapers.

Inquiries
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Previous Contest Award Ceremony Media (6th NaRDA - November 2019)