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Seismic risk assessment and mitigation of hospital facility networks

Objective

To assess seismic vulnerability of existing European hospitals.
To establish the criteria and methods for their rehabilitation,
their retrofitting and for the design of new ones.


The following tasks are foreseen for the research:

Typical damage evaluation based on past earthquakes evaluation of
essential activities after an earthquake and consequences of
damage on first aid organisation. This task will be essentially
based on Italian, Greek and Portuguese earthquakes for Europe and
extra specific data will be obtained from America, Iran and
Philippines.

Evaluation of the fragility and vulnerability of existing
hospitals and methods for their reduction (based on real case
study hospitals for the different European countries). Possible
strategies for retrofitting and rehabilitation of existing
hospitals.

Evaluation of the vulnerability of the regional hospital system
(based on real case study regional systems). This task will be
based on two cases: a regional system in a moderate seismic risk
area (Southern France) and a regional system in central Italy.

A Guide will be obtained with recommendations concerning criteria
for seismic design and retrofitting of hospitals for earthquakes.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Stin SpA
Address
Via Della Bufalotta 336
00139 Roma
Italy

Participants (5)

CENTRE D'ETUDES TECHNIQUES DE L'EQUIPEMENT - MEDITERRANEE
France
Address
Boulevard Stalingrad 56
06300 Nice
LABORATORIO NACIONAL DE ENGENHARIA CIVIL
Portugal
Address
101,Avenida Do Brasil 101
1700-066 Lisboa
National Technical University of Athens
Greece
Address
42,Patission Street 42
10682 Athens
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom
Address
6 Chaucer Road
CB2 2EB Cambridge
Università degli Abruzzi Gabriele d'Annunzio
Italy
Address
Viale Pindaro 42
65127 Pescara