November 10th, 2023

Performance of RC and Masonry Structures During 2019 Durrës Earthquake

Albania has suffered from major earthquakes in the past century that have caused varying levels of damage to buildings. As […]

November 10th, 2023

Seismic Performance Assessment of a Moment-Frame Reinforced Concrete Building Typology

This study covers the application of Static and Dynamic nonlinear analysis to an old moment-frame reinforced concrete building. The case […]

November 10th, 2023

Damage and performance evaluation of masonry buildings constructed in 1970s during the 2019 Albania earthquakes

A Mw 6.4 earthquake hit the NW region of Albania on November 26, 2019, resulting in extensive damage to the […]

November 10th, 2023

Seismic performance of existing low-rise URM buildings considering the addition of new stories

Abstract     In low-rise unreinforced masonry (URM) buildings, structural design is generally performed considering the load effects induced by seismic forces […]

September 14th, 2021

Influence of interventions on the seismic performance of URM buildings designed according to pre-modern codes

On November 26,2019, an earthquake of magnitude 6.4 hit Durres city, Albania. After the earthquake, the inspection carried out by […]

September 14th, 2021

The effect of material strength and discontinuity in RC structures according to different site-specific design spectra

Seismic-induced damages in reinforced-concrete (RC) buildings were primarily associated with materials’ low strength and poor properties. This study aims to […]

September 14th, 2021

Model of seismic design lateral force levels for the existing reinforced concrete European building stock

As part of the development of a European Seismic Risk Model 2020 (ESRM20), the spatial and temporal evolution of seismic […]

September 14th, 2021


This paper aims to study the seismic performance of school buildings, which have been built in accordance with template unreinforced […]

April 15th, 2020

Influence of material properties on the seismic response of masonry buildings

Abstract- Recent earthquakes occurred in many parts of the world have shown that unreinforced masonry [URM] buildings constructed according to […]

March 1st, 2020

Comparison of near and far-fault ground motion effects on low and mid-rise masonry buildings

Abstract This paper presents a comparison of near and far-fault ground motion effects on the seismic response of masonry structures, […]