Romania and Japan are prone to significant seismic activity and, over the centuries, both of countries suffered many disastrous earthquakes that caused widespread destruction and loss of countless lives. It is important to mitigate damage caused by earthquakes by using innovative earthquake resistant design methods such as seismic isolation or vibration control technologies both for existing and new buildings. During this seminar, a Japanese team coordinated by the Japan Seismic Isolation Society will present such technologies developed in Japan in the past three decades. The principle of seismic isolation and vibration control will be explained in detail. Moreover, actual applications, roles of devices, construction and maintenance methods will be presented.

The Knowledge Co-Creation Program is planned by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure,Transport and Tourism in Japan in collaboration with the Japan Society of Seismic Isolation and Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest.

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