The isolated "Dome Building" of the Emergency Management Centre in Foligno, Italy designed by Alberto Parducci (University of Perugia) & Guido Tommesani (Regione Umbria)
- Marco Mezzi et al.
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|Special Session at 15WCEE for Architects and Urban Planners
As part of a new initiative to involve architecture and planning in improving resilience, a special session on architecture and urban planning at the 15WCEE in Lisbon in September has been organized. If you are interested in the special session, or if you like to be involved in the initiative, please contact Adriana Guisasola at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you will not be attending the 15WCEE, you can find out more information about the initiative on the organizers' blog at:
Special Session #27-10. The role of architecture and urban planning in the earthquake-resilience of cities: Encouraging cross-disciplinary engagement [more]
Seismic Design on the Edge Exhibit
Opening on September 12, 2012, and running through November, an exhibit titled “Considering the Quake: Seismic Design on the Edge,” hosted by the Design Exchange in downtown Toronto, will explore the intersection of architecture and structure through the lens of earthquake engineering. EERI member firms participating in the exhibit include Arup, Degenkolb Engineers, and Tipping Mar Engineering. International in scope, the exhibit has been tailored not only for the architecture and engineering design industries, but also for an invested public.
Envisioned as a “science center” for design, the exhibit will feature full-sized seismic technology utilized in buildings and in architectural and structural models, seismic testing video, other visuals, and related lectures. Supported by the Canadian Seismic Research Network, the exhibit will house a sampling of the most celebrated projects, research and technology throughout the world that surpass conventional approaches to seismic design, and stand exemplary in thought, design and practical application.
For more information, visit
Source: EERI Newsletter - August 2012
Photo: San Francisco PUC Headquarters (Tipping Mar)
Exhibit on Innovative Projects and Research Related to Seismic Design
The exhibit will feature full scale seismic technology, research, architectural and structural models, renderings, animation and other multimedia platforms, from some of the most prolific architects and engineers throughout the world.
The exhibit will be held at the renowned Design Exchange in downtown Toronto, Canada, during the months of September and October, of this year, with the possibility of touring throughout Canada and the United States thereafter.
For more information:
Exhibition on Seismic Design to be held at Design Exchange
Seismic Design - Proposal submission deadline is June 1, 2012.
Designing for Earthquakes Available in Print
An EERI-FEMA publication entitled "Designing for Earthquakes: A Manual for Architects" is now available in print. With a writing team consisting primarily of EERI members headed up by Chris Arnold, this publication is intended to explain the principles of seismic design in ways that are easy to understand for those without rigorous technical backgrounds in engineering and seismology.
The primary intended audience includes practicing architects, architectural students, and faculty in architectural schools who teach structures and seismic design. A secondary audience includes facility managers, building owners, and tenants. This publication takes the form of a set of chapters whose topics are arranged in rough order of their consideration in the design process.
Hardcopies can be ordered by calling (800) 480-2520 M-F: 8:00 am-5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time or faxing the FEMA Publication Warehouse.
Order forms can be downloaded from
http://www.fema.gov/library/docs/Blank Publication Order form IRL.doc.
The publication is also available online from http://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=2418.). A two-day course teaching the main principles of this publication will be available in the RMS website soon at http://www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/rms/index.shtm.
A limited number of printed and bound copies are available from EERI: email@example.com
Seismic Design for Architects
Architectural Press - Elsevier, Oxford, UK, 2008
Structure as Architecture:
A Source Book for Architects and Structural Engineers
Architectural Press - Elsevier, Oxford, UK, 2005
Articles in the Italian journal Essempi di Architettura
on seismic design and architecture. [read more]
Recent articles posted:
The Involvement of Architecture in Seismic Design -
Base Isolation in Italy before and after the 2009 Abruzzo earthquake
Parducci, A. Santiago de Cuba. May 10, 2012. [download]
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