Last edited 02 Apr 2021


A Guide To Climate Change Impacts, On Scotland’s Historic Environment, published by Historic Environment Scotland in October 2019, defines impact as: ‘the potential result of a ‘hazard’ occurring. In the ‘Impact Tables’ the description highlights the causative factor (hazard) and the effect of its occurrence.’

Impact assessments might include:

Impact may also refer to an object coming forcibly into contact with another. In terms of structural design, this is a form of live load.

Impacts may result in impact sound, a form of structure-borne sound that occurs when an object impacts on another, resulting in the generation and transmission of sound.

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