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Experts earthquakes UPCT taught in how to design and rehabilitate earthquake resistant buildings (21/10/2013)

With the tragedy of Lorca present, the School of Civil and Mining of the Polytechnic University of Cartagena (UPCT) taught from today until Friday how to make projects and rehabilitation of earthquake-resistant buildings.

This course, organized by the School of Engineering in Civil Engineering and Ports and Mines (EICM) UPCT and the Spanish Association for Earthquake Engineering (AEIS), responds to the need to drive to specialization of professionals on Earthquake Engineering in a region such as Murcia, where seismicity and earthquake risk is a reality when designing the Buildings and Infrastructure.

In these technical seminars involved a team of highly qualified in several Spanish and foreign universities and consultants with over 20 years of experience, responsible for the design and construction in seismic areas.

Activities of this nature will help professionals and graduates are competitive UPCT when designing and implementing projects in foreign countries with high seismicity, in a world becoming more and more globalized.

As such, this course provides the knowledge necessary to pass tests on earthquake engineering as required in countries like Chile to be able to practice.

On the opening day, UPCT professor Rafael Blazquez and professor at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia Francisco López-Almansa, explained, respectively, the seismic behavior of soil and the fundamentals of seismic design of structures.

The lectures are held in the auditorium of the School of Civil and Mining UPCT, Campus Alfonso XIII, from 9 to 14.30.

Sample of Earthquake Engineering experience in Cartagena Polytechnic is that six of their research teams collaborate in the reconstruction of Lorca through a seismic microzonation study from which developed a guide with recommendations for construction of buildings and infrastructure earthquake resistant.

Source: UPCT

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