Feasibility Study for Seismic Retrofitting of 369 Residential Buildings
This project, funded by a World Bank loan as part of the Marmara Earthquake Emergency Reconstruction Project, has undertaken the seismic assessment of 369 mainly 5-storey apartment buildings in the Municipality of Bakırköy, İstanbul. The building materials have been sampled and each building measured so that it can be analysed to determine its performance in a M 7.2 scenario event some 12 km away. A retrofit solution has been designed and costed for each building, the cost-benefit ascertained, and the residents have been consulted as to the suitability/acceptability of the retrofit scheme proposed. This is an innovative project internationally which is likely to be replicated by cities worldwide facing a similar risk to İstanbul.
The Beca Prota Joint Venture Team has provided 100% of the professional and technical staff required for this project.