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Since 1993, several European research institutions have been working together in earthquake engineering research. In particular, a pioneering research project of prenormative research in support of Eurocode 8 (PREC8), funded by the European Commission and the National Authorities, involved 19 European laboratories with complementary expertise and research facilities. A summary of the project is included in this paper. Moreover, ICONS, a new research project extending the scope of PREC8 into less conventional concepts and subjects, is introduced. Aspects such as displacement based design, strengthening and repair and composite structures will be investigated within the different ICONS working groups.

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Authors: PINTO A V, JRC Ispra (IT);CALVI G M, University of Pavia, Department of Structural Mechanics (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented : Eleventh World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Acapulco (MX), June, 1996
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 39807 ORA
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