Traditional structures located in earthquake regions have seismic mitigation strategies as part of their original construction or past repair – knowledge gained from centuries of trial and error. Modern engineered retrofit solutions must navigate modern and traditional methods and materials. Excessive strengthening may have unintended effects that may harm a building’s seismic resilience. How does one balance empirical and numerical methods for evaluation and seismic retrofit?
This is the first of an ISCARSAH-hosted webinar series focused on this and other critical topics of international cultural heritage preservation.