Usability and damage assessment of public buildings and churches after the 2016 central italy earthquake: The reluis experience

M. Di Ludovico, G. De Martino, A. Santoro, A. Prota, G. Manfredi, C. Calderini, C. Carocci, F. da Porto, A. Dall’asta, S. De Santis, G. Fiorentino, A. Digrisolo, M. Dolce, C. Moroni, B. Ferracuti, D. Ferretti, F. Graziotti, A. Penna, A. Mannella, A. MariniC. Mazzotti, L. Sorrentino

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Abstract

The post-earthquake inspections for the assessment of buildings’ usability have a key role in the post-earthquake emergency phases. In particular, a primary importance is given to the damage and usability assessment of public buildings, which is crucial for a quick recovery of the social activity. A significant contribution in the usability evaluation of such buildings (i.e. schools, hospitals, strategic infrastructures and historical and monumental heritage buildings) and churches was given by the ReLUIS-Laboratories University Network of seismic engineering-consortium, a competence centre of the Civil Protection Department, in the post-earthquake emergency phase of the recent central Italy earthquake. The in-situ surveys were carried out by teams of surveyors made up of experts from a list of ReLUIS researchers mobilized in accordance with emergency procedures in case of earthquake. The seismic sequence involved four significant events: M6.0 August 24, M5.9 October 26, M6.5 October 30, and M 5.5 January 18; thus several inspections were also repeated in order to evaluate the cumulative effects of seismic actions on the damage to constructions. The results of ReLUIS activities are herein presented and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEarthquake Geotechnical Engineering for Protection and Development of Environment and Constructions- Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, 2019
EditorsFrancesco Silvestri, Nicola Moraci
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages915-924
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9780367143282
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event7th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, ICEGE 2019 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 17 Jan 201920 Jan 2019

Publication series

NameEarthquake Geotechnical Engineering for Protection and Development of Environment and Constructions- Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, 2019

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, ICEGE 2019
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period17/01/1920/01/19

Keywords

  • Central Italy seismic sequence
  • Historical and monumental heritage buildings
  • ReLUIS
  • School buildings
  • Usability and damage assessment

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