Concrete and Earthquake Engineering Research Group

Department of Civil & Structural Engineering

Earthquake Engineering

GRE.A.TE.R.S. GREen Advanced TEchnologies for the Retrofitting of masonry Structures

Urban safety and seismic risk mitigation are two reasons policymakers and structural engineers around the world are focusing more resources on historic buildings that have been constructed from unreinforced masonry (URM). Over the past decades, various retrofitting and strengthening approaches have been implemented to improve the integrity of the structures,...

Post-earthquake Disaster and Risk Management through a Rapid Response Framework for Industrial Zones in Turkey

The Concrete and Earthquake Engineering (CEE) group secured a Newton Fund Institutional Links grant for a two-year project on ‘Post-earthquake Disaster and Risk Management through a Rapid Response Framework for Industrial Zones in Turkey’. Catastrophic damage to industrial facilities during the 1999 Kocaeli earthquake caused extensive fires and environmental pollution...

Rapid Earthquake Risk Assessment and Post-Earthquake Disaster Management Framework for Substandard Buildings in Turkey

Substandard structures account for a large proportion of the building stock in many large urban areas of developing countries. Such highly vulnerable structures have experienced catastrophic damage during major earthquakes in the past, leading to extensive human, economic and societal losses. For instance, the 1999 Kocaeli earthquake that hit Marmara...
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