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SismoAdobe2005 - International Seminar on Architecture, Construction and Conservation of Earthen Buildings in Seismic Areas

The Department of Engineering of the Catholic University of Peru (PUCP) is organizing an International Seminar of Architecture, Construction and Conservation of Earthen Buildings in Seismic Areas.

16 May 2005 - 19 May 2005

The seminar is sponsored by Proterra (a Research Project of CYTED), the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), and the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) and will take place on the PUCP campus in Lima, Peru from 16-19 May 2005.
The event will include keynote conferences from international experts, oral and poster presentations, and technical demonstrations at the Structures Laboratory of the PUCP, where full-scale seismic simulation tests of adobe dwellings will be performed. The seminar will be held in English, Spanish and Portuguese and simultaneous translation between English and Spanish will be provided.
More information about SismoAdobe as well as the preliminary program can be found at
Should you have any further questions please contact Dr Marcial Blondet, Coordinator of SismoAdobe2005.,____________________________________________,Marcial Blondet, Ph.D.,Professor of Civil Engineering,Director of Research, Division of Civil Engineering,Catholic University of Peru,Department of Engineering,Avenida Universitaria cuadra 18 s/n,San Miguel, Lima 32, Peru, ,Tel: (51-1) 626-2000 anexo 4613 ,Fax: (51-1) 626-2813