Seminar on Seismic Isolation conducted by GLOBAL ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY, BENGALURU

Three Days Seminar on “Seismic Isolation” was held from 30th October to 01st of November 2017. Seismic isolation is one of the most important concepts for earthquake engineering which can be defined as separating or decoupling the structure from its foundation. In other words, Seismic isolation is a technique developed to prevent or minimize damage to buildings or other structures during an earthquake. Seismic isolation is one of the most popular means of protecting a structure against earthquake forces. This technology is not yet very common, but a number of research activities are going on in order to investigate the behavior of the isolated structures.

The main Objectives of the Seminar was

1. Promotion of Investigation and research on Seismic Isolation for buildings

2.Dissemination of Information on the proper usage of seismic isolation andimprovement of Seismic              isolation technology

3.Exchanging information about seismic isolation with researchers andindustries.

4.Contribution to the development and improvement of reliableseismic-resistant technology.

5.Contribution to a safer living environment and broadening of the interestsof society.


Eminent Scientists from various universities and industries from Japanshared innovative techniques to strengthen the buildings and the developmentworks of passive, active and hybrid devices used in designing safe structures.


The seminar brought structural engineers, architects, contractors,engineers, scientists, researchers, manufacturers and others from around the country and abroad. The discussed areas were of great benefit for the participants. Participants were enlightened with the most widely used advance technologies in this domain. The knowledge shared by the eminent delegates and the speakers aimed at practical implementation of these innovative devices fora better living.



Dr. C V Srinivasa

Professor & Head

Department of CivilEngineering


Bengaluru- 560098

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