Extreme phenomena such as earthquakes, have always been and are a threat to people and their buildings. Damage to industrial and chemical plants inevitably entails particularly catastrophic consequences.
The environment suffers severely, and for some period, an important branch of an industry may well be paralyzed.
For a long period of time, we have been conducting research on the effect of earthquakes and other such phenomena on structural systems at an international level. Hence, we are contributing not only to current research but, as engineers, can also incorporate the insights gained into our practical work, thus protecting people and avoiding or minimizing possible material loss and damage.