Research into the seismic isolation of existing industrial structures and publication of papers in international journals and as conference proceedings.
Masera Engineering Group has collaborated on this project with Professor Ferro’s Research Group in the Structural, Geotechnical and Building Engineering Department of the Polytechnic University of Turin.
Research concentrates on the seismic behaviour of a type of single-storey industrial structure found throughout Italy. The rectangular-shaped building measures about 73 x 42 metres and is about 6 metres in height. New seismic isolation technology is under design and development consisting of isolation of the roof and this represents a “non invasive” technique in order to guarantee a high level of safety in the event of an earthquake.