International Symposium on Durrës Earthquakes and Eurocodes – ISDEE

09 - 11 April 2020,  3 days

Venue: Tirana International Hotel, Tirana, Albania

Organizer: Civil Engineering Faculty, Polytechnic University of Tirana


ISDEE is motivated by the recent events in Albania. The first major event was the 9/21 earthquake, with Mw 5.6, which caused only few damages on construction works in Durrës-Tirana region. The second event, the 11/26 earthquake with 6.4 Mw, was severe and caused 51 casualties and heavy damages to some types of construction works near the epicenter. In this context, studying the consequences of these earthquakes and learning from them is the main objective of the symposium.

New structures, implementing Eurocode principles suffered only minor damages in the areas affected by the Durrës earthquakes. Since Albania is close to formally adopting the Eurocodes, all research activities related to them are appreciated and welcome. The symposium will provide a venue for sharing ideas and experiences on earthquakes and design codes, focusing on Durrës earthquakes.

Symposium topics:

  • Seismology and seismic hazards;
  • Geotechnical earthquake engineering;
  • Seismic behaviour of structures;
  • Vulnerability and seismic risk;
  • Assessment and retrofitting;
  • National technical codes and Eurocodes.

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