When a major natural event occurs, emergency teams need rapid, reliable and complete information to take operational decisions.
A commonly used structural system for buildings are flat slabs supported by column. The SlabSTRESS project tests real scale flat slab building under seismic and cyclic loadings.
After an earthquake, fire could spread faster if compartmentation walls fail. The EQUFIRE project studied the response to fire to improve design guidelines and standards.
Retrofitting existing buildings to make them seismically resistant and also energy efficient with new materials.
Our knowledge of the current extent of human settlements is incomplete. Luckily, we can now count on some help from above.
Satellite data play an essential role in disaster risk management.
Find out how real structures are tested using a Reaction Wall to assess how they would behave during an earthquake.
EU scientists research quake-proof bridges.