One of the most important factors for the life to return to normal after devastating earthquakes is conducting reliable damage assessments, which have quantitative rules that do not vary from person to person. As a result of healthy damage assessment, the housing problem can be mitigated, the economic burden of allowances spent for the destruction of the buildings with redundant destruction order will be eliminated, and the loss of life to occur in aftershocks can be prevented. At this stage, the first post-earthquake damage assessments rise in importance. Rapid and scientific conduction of damage assessments is an important part of the modern post-earthquake disaster management. Masonry building is the leading structure where earthquake damages occur. The possibility of damage to such structures with no engineering services is more likely. Damage assessment forms are used in the first damage assessment procedures. Damages can be assessed more rapidly and scientifically with the help of these forms. In this study, the ready-to-use form used for the earthquake damage assessment procedure for the masonry buildings was moved to the web base, and the data to be obtained at the site were transferred to the database via tablets and smart phones. Storing earthquake damages in a memory system will contribute to the studies on earthquakes and the future earthquake regulations. As the data transferred to the web base will be accessible for different people, it will provide savings in terms of both time and staff. A php-based web interface was developed for the study due to its flexibility, speed and secure structure, and MySQL was preferred as the database. In this study, sampling was conducted for four masonry buildings with different damage levels caused by the October 23, 2011 earthquake in Van, an easternmost province of the Republic of Turkey. Damage assessment procedures will be completed as soon as possible thanks to this study.
Masonry earthquake damage, earthquake damage, web-based rapid evaluation