Seismic retrofitting of an existing industrial structure for converting into an education building

BOZDAĞ Ö., Seçer M.

Central Europe Towards Sustainable Building 2016: Innovations for Sustainable Future, CESB 2016, Prague, Czech Republic, 22 - 24 June 2016, pp.64-71 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume:
  • City: Prague
  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Page Numbers: pp.64-71
  • Keywords: Existing industrial building, Seismic analysis, Structural intervention, Sustainability
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


At the earthquake prone zones, it is important to satisfy adequate seismic resistance of structures. Current seismic codes are mainly focused on the regulations for new building. However, earthquakes occurred especially in last decades, showed that existing building stocks do not have a sufficient resistance. For evaluating seismic resistance of existing structures new analysis methodologies arc developed in recent years. These analysis methods enable the identification of seismic performance of an existing structure. Old industrial buildings located in the in the city center, usually either being demolished or use of a different purpose for making renovations. Demolition of the existing buildings with insufficient seismic safety is generally preferred but is not possible in some cases. En this paper, seismic analysis of an existing industrial structure converted into an education building is introduced. According to performed analysis, proposed seismic retrofitting technique is briefly described. As a result of retrofitting existing industrial structure, life of the building is extended and new function is assigned.