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Workshop on Building Design for Extreme Loads: Blasts and Earthquakes

Building M9 17 FEB 20198 AM

The Sustainable Construction Materials and Structural Systems Research Group of the Research Institute for Sciences and Engineering (RISE) 

jointly with 

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE) at University of Sharjah

are organizing a workshop on

Building Design for Extreme Loads: Blasts and Earthquakes

in collaboration with

Hazard Mitigation and Disaster Management Research Centre of the University of Ottawa in Canada


Sharjah Research Academy (SRA), Sharjah, UAE

This workshop is organized to provide a forum where experts present and disseminate recent research finding and design practices in North America for protecting critical civilian infrastructure against accidental or deliberate explosions, while also highlighting the principles of performance-based seismic design for risk mitigation. The emphasis will be placed on reinforced concrete and masonry buildings. The workshop intends to be a service to local community in UAE, targeting professionals, decision makers, practitioners, researchers, and designers to explore the benefits of protective design and seismic risk mitigation for sustainable civil engineering infrastructure in UAE.

The workshop covers the following areas:

  • Principles of Blast Resistant Design and Blast Loads on Buildings
  • Design Standards and Design of New Buildings Against Blast Loads
  • Blast Retrofit of Reinforced Concrete and Masonry Buildings
  • Blast-Resistant Windows and Curtain Walls
  • Case Studies and Design Examples for Protective Design 
  • Research at the University of Ottawa on Blast-Resistant Design
  • Applications of FRC and ECC for Blast Resistance 
  • Performance-Based Seismic Design 
  • Recent Research on Seismic-Resistant Design and Retrofit of Structures  
  • Buckling Restrained Braces: Concept, Applications, and Seismic Design Aspects
  • Case Studies 

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Please note there are limited seats for attendants.

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