To provide a platform to exchange knowledge and provoke understanding in strengthening techniques for existing Unreinforced Masonry (URM) structures with a special focus on heritage areas and on low/middle income countries.
Scope & Limitation
TG 5.5 is focused on seismic strengthening and retrofitting strategies aimed towards earthquake resilient URM structures.
The main scope of this task group is to collect and evaluate the existing strengthening and retrofitting techniques for URM and to produce guidelines and practical recommendations within its focus structure type.
Expected Project Output
The project deliverable anticipated by the Task Group includes the following:
- Provide advice and support activities for the mitigation and reduction of seismic hazard
- Organise special sessions and workshops, special issues
- Produce reports which could be considered for publication as SED
Target Date of Completion:
If you are interested to join Task Group 5.5 then please contact the Chair, Dr. Andreas Lampropoulos A.Lampropoulos@brighton.ac.uk