On 24 February 2022, the Regional Development Agency Bačka organised the first part of the third online local workshop within the project “New approaches for seismic improvement and renovation of Adriatic and Ionian historic urban centres” - ADRISEISMIC, which is implemented in cooperation with seven other partner institutions from the Adrion area (Adriatic - Ionian).
The workshop was held with the support of a team of experts in the field of earthquake engineering.
The professional public in the Republic of Serbia had the opportunity to learn about the following topics through two technical work packages presented at this workshop:
- Work package technical 1 – Possible improvements of the technical regulations regarding seismic retrofitting of the buildings in Serbia: highlighted good practices from partner countries, presented by Borko Bulajić, PhD, Professor at the Faculty of Technical Sciences in Novi Sad; and
- Work package technical 2 – Expeditious assessment of masonry buildings: methodology and examples, presented by Svetlana Brzev, PhD, President of the Serbian Association for Earthquake Engineering (SUZI-SAEE) & Professor at the University of British Columbia, Canada.
In addition to the mentioned topics that were elaborated through technical work packages, those present at the workshop were addressed by Ivana Krsmanović, director of the Regional Development Agency Bačka, who talked about the activities of the Agency, while M.Sc. Olga Đurić-Perić, director of ASMEC CONSULTANTS DOO, talked about the the ADRISEISMIC project in general as well as about the upcoming activities.
The second part of the third local workshop will be held on 8 March 2022.
ADRISEISMIC project is supported within the Interreg V-B Adriatic-Ionian Cooperation Programme 2014-2020 – ADRION. The overall project objective is to exchange and systematize knowledge and practices in tackling the reduction of the seismic vulnerability of the built environment in Project Partner countries, to harmonize planning and management of emergencies after seismic events and the post-earthquake phase, in order to drastically improve the approaches for dealing with and to secure the reduction of seismic vulnerability among ADRION regions. The main focus areas are the historical urban centres and historical squares and their surrounding buildings, conceived as symbol of local identity and socio-economic cores for the ADRION settlements. The total value of the project is 1.126.640,00 Euros (ERDF and IPA II contribution amounts to 957.644,00 Euros or 85%). Period of implementation: 1 March 2020 – 31 August 2022.
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