Research and Development

In Search of the Best

At ASDEA, one of our biggest strengths is the mutual collaboration between our design, rehabilitation, and research departments.

Our projects benefit from the research carried out by our team members, as research topics often stem from actual needs identified while designing and rehabilitating structures.

ASDEA’s team members have national and international research experience at laboratories and institutions, which gives us a solid foundation of experience in a variety of fields, including:

Seismic Engineering

Since its opening, ASDEA has collaborated with other research institutions to research seismic engineering topics, particularly regarding the selection of seismic recordings aimed at analyzing the nonlinear dynamics of structures, the direction of motion, and the dynamic behavior of structures according to their damage.


The members of ASDEA have carried out numerous studies relating to the behavior of masonry structures. The most relevant research is on numerical modeling using equivalent frame, macro-modeling, micro-modeling, and the analysis of multi-scale homogenization.

Composite Materials

The research carried out by ASDEA on composite materials is constantly developing and evolving in relation to ongoing needs identified while rehabilitating existing structures and building new structures. Some of our early research topics in the field included: the performance analysis of RC and masonry elements strengthened or reinforced with fiber-composite materials, stochastic analysis of fiber-composite laminates, and the analysis of the structural behavior of glass fiber pipes.

ASDEA team members continuously research the formulation of finite elements and their applicability to concrete structures and masonry because the analysis of complex structures often requires the analysis of different finite elements. In most of ASDEA’s research, dynamic and static non-linear analyses are used as they are essential for the determination of seismic demand and damage indices, the determination of fragility curves, and the evolution of the structural damage, among other things.