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Rapid Visual Surveying & Vulnerability Assessment of Schools against Strong Wind, Flood and Earthquakes. More...

Published: Jan 23, 2018 10:42:11 AM

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EPICentre PhD student Valentina Putrino has been awarded the EEFIT Research Grant

EPICentre PhD student Valentina Putrino, with mentorship from Prof D’Ayala, has been awarded the EEFIT Research Grant for the project “Cumulative damage assessment and strengthening efficiency of masonry buildings in Norcia affected by the 2016 seismic events in Central Italy”. This is one of the two grants that EEFIT awards each year to support short-term projects that will benefit earthquake (and related hazards) disaster mitigation and post-disaster reconnaissance efforts.The project will make use of the previous findings of the October 2016 EEFIT Reconnaissance Mission in Central Italy sponsored by NERC, with the main aim of investigating the extent of cumulative damage caused by the following swarm of seismic events which struck the historic city centre of Norcia and its surroundings. More...

Published: Jan 19, 2018 12:23:17 PM

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EPICentre helps in preserving the Rubens' ceiling canvases at Banqueting House

Published: Jan 18, 2018 11:54:07 AM

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Dr Galasso awarded two international research grants

Dr Carmine Galasso has recently been awarded two collaborative, international research grants. More...

Published: Jan 18, 2018 10:10:10 AM

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Current engagements of EPICentre in the Global Program for Safer Schools (GPSS) project of the World Bank

Prof Dina D’Ayala and Mr. Rohit Kumar Adhikari are engaged in the GPSS project since July 2016 for providing technical assistance in the structural typology classification and seismic vulnerability analysis of load bearing masonry school in the developing countries such as Nepal and El Salvador. They are travelling to Washington, D.C. to attend a week-long workgroup meetings and workshop from 22 Jan 2018 followed by a technical visit to El Salvador for monitoring the local activities in the country including field visit to selected school facilities. Immediately after, Mr. Adhikari will be travelling to the Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia to attend internal working session of the project partners to agree on the methodological approach and preliminary data analysis for the seismic risk assessment and mitigation plan for public schools El Salvador. More...

Published: Jan 17, 2018 11:08:22 AM

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EPICentre members give invited talks at ETH Zurich

Dr Carmine Galasso and EPICentre PhD students Chen Huang and Deyu Ming have given three talks at the 'NatCat and Earthquake Modelling Workshop' (https://people.math.ethz.ch/~wueth/Talks/workshop.html)  at the ETH Zurich, Switzerland, on November 24, 2017. The workshop also included talks by representatives of Scor Reinsurance, Lloyd’s, and Swiss Re. More...

Published: Jan 17, 2018 10:52:40 AM

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EPICentre and IRDR awarded grant for INSPIRE: Indonesia School Programme to Increase Resilience

EPICentre and UCL's Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (UCL-IRDR) have been awarded a Newton Fund Institutional Link grant for the project “INSPIRE: Indonesia School Programme to Increase Resilience”. The partnership for INSPIRE includes EPICentre, UCL-IRDR and the Tsunami and Disaster Mitigation centre (TDRMC) at Syiah Kuala University, Indonesia. The project will be led by Dr Carmine Galasso at UCL and Dr Ella Meilianda at TDMRC . More...

Published: Jan 16, 2018 3:15:47 PM

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“EPICentre, University of Hawaii, HR Wallingford and London south Bank University conduct a successful CPD course on new building code provisions for tsunami loads and effects”

The course was divided into two sessions. In the morning, Prof. Robertson, delivered a training seminar with an overview of the new ASCE 7-16 tsunami design provisions, along with examples on how to use these provisions in the design of coastal buildings. In the afternoon session, new research developments in tsunami engineering were shared by Prof. William Allsop from HR Wallingford,Dr David McGovern  from London South Bank University, and UCL EPICentre’s Dr Christian Klettner and Prof Tiziana Rossetto.With the presence of Prof. Ian Robertson from University of Hawaii at Manoa, a successful CPD course titled “New Building Code Provisions for Tsuami Loads and Effects” was delivered on 19 December at UCL. More...

Published: Jan 15, 2018 11:40:34 AM

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Dr Daniel Pohoryles joining the University of Toronto

Published: Jan 10, 2018 5:18:05 PM

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CPD Course: New Building Code Provisions for Tsunami Loads and Effects

The 2016 version of ASCE 7, Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and other Structures, includes a new chapter for tsunami actions and effects. The ASCE 7-16 standard has now been published and has been adopted by the International Code Council for inclusion in the 2018 version of the International Building Code, IBC-2018, used throughout the United States. It is also being considered by various countries for adoption into their local codes. More...

Published: Nov 2, 2017 9:49:24 AM