In search of the earthquake-proof building: an overview of research and ongoing developments towards multi-hazard resilient buildings


This presentation aims to provide evidence on the potential of implementing an integrated, low-damage, resilient and sustainable structural and non-structural system. The talk will initially give an overview of damage-control technologies for both structural and non-structural components, 
including results from recent experimental and numerical simulations. The overarching goal is to underscore the imperative of enhancing safety levels for buildings through the development of integrated, multi-functional solution.

About the Speakers

Dr  Jonathan Ciurlanti is a Data Engineer and the Data & Analytics representative at Arup Netherlands. With a diverse background in Civil Engineering and a PhD in Structural-Seismic Engineering Cum Laude, he possesses a unique combination of engineering knowledge and digital skills. At Arup, he is currently involved in many digital initiatives, from real-time monitoring to carbon data collection & analytics, in which he effectively helps in managing the end-to-end process. Due to his passion for research and education, Jonathan maintains an active collaboration with academia, engaging in research related to sustainable structural design, probabilistic-based computational methods, risk assessment and resilience again natural hazards & climate change.

Dr Simona Bianchi  is a Postdoctoral Researcher and Lecturer within the Structural Design & Mechanics Group at the Faculty of Architecture, Delft University of Technology. Her research primarily concerns probabilistic risk assessment and resilience design, with a specific focus on earthquake-proof and environmentally sustainable building technologies. She has been awarded a prestigious EU-funded Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship to work on performance assessment and multi-criteria decision-making of building facades. Currently, she serves as the Technical Lead for the €7.5M Horizon Europe MULTICARE project, aiming to develop low-carbon resilient solutions and digital tools for assessing, designing and managing multi-hazard resilience.

Further information

This event is organised by SECED. The event will be chaired by Damian Grant (Arup). Attendance at this meeting is free for members and non-members alike. 

Online attendance

This event will be broadcast online. Please register for the event prior to joining. The registration process will provide you with the link you need to join the main event.

Link here.

Event Details

Event Date 27/03/2024 6:00 pm
Event End Date 27/03/2024 8:00 pm