Source: Tehran Times
TEHRAN - The first International Symposium on Seismic Rehabilitation of Heritage Structures will be held in Tehran on January 2 and 3, 2017.
Co-organized by University of Tehran and the Cultural Heritage, Tourism and
Handicrafts Organization, the two-day event is set to address possible threats
to structures that are of historical or cultural importance along with proper
ways to restore such buildings.
Prof. Goodarz Ahmadi from Clarkson University, the U.S.; prof. Gorun Arun from Yildiz Technic University, Turkey; Toshikazu Hanzato from Mie University, Japan; and Dr. Mehrdad Hejazi from Isfahan University, Iran; are scheduled to deliver speeches.
The experts will put their heads together for maximizing protection of potentially vulnerable structures by the means of seismic retrofits, which can mitigate the impact of shakings.
Through retrofit modifications, the existing structures will be more resistant to the seismic activity, ground motion, or soil failure due to earthquakes.
The symposium will be sponsored by Iranian Research Institute for Cultural Heritage & Tourism, Shahid Beheshti University, and the Research Center for Conservation of Buildings and Fabrics.
Iran is one of the most seismically active countries in the world.
Tehran, Tabriz, Rudbar, Manjil, Tabas, Lar, Qazvin, Zanjan, Hamedan, Bam, and Kermanshah are amidst Iranian cities frequently shaken by earthquakes over the course of history.
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