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Multipurpose Center and Apartments

Sulmona, Italy, 2013
Client: RTI Gruppo Autotrasportatori Sulmona S.r.l., Del Signore S.r.l.

The buildings were seismically isolated. The design was conceived to avoid torsional movements using a friction pendulum and the slabs were optimized to reduce the mass of the structure.

S. Pellegrino Hospital

Castiglione delle Stiviere, Italy, 2006 – 2007
Client: Società S. Pellegrino S.r.l.

The aim of the project was to estimate and improve the static and seismic resistance of the San Pellegrino Hospital complex in Castiglione Delle Stiviere. The complex consists of three main buildings, with an external structure in masonry and an internal one of reinforced beams and pillars.

Jamiliyah Water Treatment Plant

Jamiliyah, Qatar, 2012
Client: SGI Studio Galli Ingegneria S.p.A.

ASDEA designed several reinforced concrete buildings and tanks for the plant.

Storage Silos for Cement Plants

Cap Vracs and Dunquerke, France, 2008
Client: Contimpianti S.p.A.

This project involved the creation of detailed structural designs for two large steel structures and tanks for the storage of cement materials. The two structures, made entirely of steel, consist of three storage silos made from metal sheeting, the largest with a volume of 320 mc, and their supporting metal beam structures.

Fired Heater, Atoll Development Project

Port Said, Egypt, 2011
Client: SPED

This project concerned the Reboiler Heater F-001 that will be built at Port Said in Egypt. The structural design was completed according to the American regulations: ASCE7-10, AISC – LRFD/10, and API 560.

Seismic Hazard Assessment and Soil-Structure Interaction Study on A24/25 Toolway Viaducts

Abruzzo, Italy, 2006 – 2008
Client: G. D’Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara – Medio Sangro

The first objective of this project was to study the effects of soil amplification on the structure during seismic excitation. The soil amplification was considered directly in the analysis without using a simplified approach for the site-specific multiplicative coefficient for the acceleration. The second objective was to investigate possible issues related to modeling SSI problems to correctly evaluate the problem.

Valloni Palace

Rimini, Italy, 2009 – 2010
Client: Ing. Cicchetti & associates

Valloni Palace is located in the historic city center of Rimini and has four floors. The safety of the masonry structure was evaluated, and a strengthening system using steel elements was proposed.

L'Aquila Courthouse Office Building

L’Aquila, Italy, 2011
Client: Marziali Costruzioni S.r.l.

The L’Aquila Courthouse Office is a geometrically complex structure due to its large and irregular shape. For this reason, an isolation system using friction pendulums was proposed to reduce seismic actions. The insertion of the insulation system required the use of unconventional architectural and structural solutions, through which it was possible to reduce the dimensions between the seismic joints and the different parts of the insulated superstructure.

Filippo Mordani High School

Ravenna, Italy, 2006
Client: City of Ravenna

The school surrounds the old cloister of S. Domenico Church built at the end of the 17th Century. This assignment included seismic vulnerability and strengthening of the structures.

Chieti Courthouse

Chieti, Italy, 2011
Client: D’Adiutorio Appalti e Costruzioni S.r.l.

This project was related to the repairs and seismic improvements of Chieti Courthouse, which had a wing damaged in the April 2009 earthquake. This important heritage structure was strengthened with Steel Fiber Reinforced Grout materials.

Blu Palace Tower

Teramo, Italy, 2008
Client: ESA Studio

The tower was designed using two-way slabs to reduce the height of the building and optimize construction costs. The building was designed using capacity design and shear walls to guarantee maximum safety against wind and seismic actions.

Carsoli City Hall

Carsoli, Italy, 2013
Client: Comune di Carsoli

The building has a rectangular floorplan and is made of confined masonry. The safety of the building was evaluated, and then the structure was seismically retrofitted.

100 Bed Hospital

Al Qaala, Iraq, 2014
Client: Hiltron, International Healthcare Consultants

The vertical elevation structure of the building consists of composite steel-concrete reinforced (SRC) section pillars, while the horizontal one is made up of bi-directional reinforced concrete slabs.

Nasiryah Clinic

Nasiryah, Iraq, 2013
Client: Hiltron, International Healthcare Consultants

The vertical elevation structure of the building consists of composite steel-concrete reinforced (SRC) section pillars, while the horizontal one is made up of bi-directional reinforced concrete slabs and steel beams.

Final Structural Design of the Grottaminarda Variant Bridges

Grottaminarda, Italy, 2010
Client: SGI Studio Galli Ingegneria S.p.A.

For the seismic design of bridges such as viaducts and flyovers, the seismic isolation between the main deck and the piers is targeted to increase the natural vibration period, and as a result, the spectral acceleration is reduced. Elastomeric isolators with high dissipative properties are used for flyovers, while a friction pendulum isolation system is proposed for bridges. For viaducts with multiple spans, continuity is provided by longitudinal and shear connections. The structural system of decks is made of precast beams with V sections and slabs cast on site. The substructures are composed of abutments and piles with hollow circular sections. Concrete piles with large diameters are used for the foundation system.

Former Fulling Mill

Palena, Italy, 2005 – 2010
Client: Arch. Mascetta

The building was originally built as a wool mill (or fulling mill) in the 16th Century but later became a hydroelectric power plant. The masonry structure was in a state of deterioration due to a lack of maintenance. The project included the renovation and strengthening of the building.

Opthamology Center

Nasiriyah, Iraq, 2014
Client: Hiltron, International Healthcare Consultants

The building site is composed of two structures: the first one is the hospital main building and the second one is a building for plants and generators. The main hospital building is composed of two different structural systems. The first one consists of walls, rectangular columns and beams, and two-way slabs with the foundation composed of 15m long piles, pile caps, and a slab. The second structural system consists of steel cantilevered trusses, steel and concrete beams, concrete and steel columns, concrete and composite steel-concrete slabs, and foundation slabs.

Seat of the Regional Council of Abruzzo

Pescara, Italy, 2010 – 2011
Client: Region of Abruzzo

The seismic strengthening project for the L-shaped building consisted of an isolation system placed at the base. The isolation system is composed of elastomeric isolators with high dissipative properties and multidirectional sliding supports.

Former L'Aquila Civil Engineering Office

L’Aquila, Italy, 2011
Client: Consorzio Integra

The static and seismic strengthening of the L’Aquila’s former Civil Engineering Office was the goal of this project. The office was severely damaged during the 2009 earthquake. The project required the maintenance of the original architecture and structures while drastically reducing seismic vulnerability. Considering the seismic risk of the site remains high, the decision was made to seismically isolate the base of the structure.