A hazard poses the threat that an unwanted event, possibly a catastrophe, may occur. Risk is the probability that the event will occur. Inasmuch as all buildings are subject to hazards such as hurricanes, earthquakes, flood, fire, and lightning strikes, both during and after construction, building designers and contractors have the responsibility of estimating the risks of these hazards and the magnitudes of the consequences should the events be realized.
3.1 Risk Management
3.2 Wind Protection
3.3 Protection against Earthquakes
3.4 Protection against Water
3.5 Protection against Fire
3.6 Lightning Protection
3.7 Protection against Intruders