Steel-based applications in earthquake-prone areas

Project: EU project

Project Details


Steel-earth aims to develop practical tools and documents able to exploit results obtained in 3 successful RFCS research projects: Opus, Steelretro, Precasteel. Aforementioned projects aimed at improving earthquake resisting steel structural solutions in different fields: the design of new constructions, the rehabilitation of existing structures and the modern design standards. Steel-earth is the first valorisation project in RFCS on earthquake engineering; it gathers the efforts made during last years, and aiming at the development of enhanced constructive, design and pre-normative solutions. The proposed dissemination activities are of outmost importance to transfer obtained results in current design practice and standards.
Effective start/end date14/07/1431/12/15

Collaborative partners

  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  • European Convention for Constructional Steelwork (ECCS) (Project partner)
  • Ferriere Nord SpA (Gruppo Pittini) (Project partner)
  • Centro Europeo di Formazione e Ricerca in Ingegneria Sismica (EUCENTRE) (Project partner)
  • Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Rennes (Project partner)
  • Regione Toscana (Project partner)
  • Riva Acciaio SpA (Project partner)
  • RWTH Aachen University (Project partner)
  • University of Pisa (UNIPI) (Project partner) (lead)