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Stronger buildings for earthquake zones

 EU-funded technology to bring safer concrete constructions to earthquake zones


The SAFECAST research team has been working to improve the safety of concrete constructions in earthquake zones.

They have developed a method of building shock-resistant joining sections, which are traditionally the most vulnerable parts of concrete constructions.

Together with scientists involved in a complementary research project on crack detection, they have used innovative wire tags embedded in joining sections to detect, at any time, whether the concrete used in the construction has cracked.

Factsheet by the European Commission / 27 November 2012

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