With the main objective to preserve our delegates’ wellbeing, but also with the belief that the scientific community should not be stopped, WIT decided that ERES 2021 should not take place as scheduled, in Rome, Italy, but take place as an online event instead.
The conference was organised by the Wessex Institute, UK, represented by Prof. Santiago Hernandez and Link Campus University, Italy represented by Pietro Polidori.
The conference, which started in Thessaloniki, Greece in 1997 is well established and always attracts a wide international spread of delegates. Meeting provides a unique forum for the discussion of basic and applied research in the various fields of earthquake engineering relevant to the design of structures.
Opening of the Conference
The conference was opened by the chairmen of the conference - Prof. Santiago Hernandez and Guido Marseglia who welcomed the delegates to the event.
There were a series of invited lectures on advanced topics of research and applications, as follows:
- “Seismic isolation and damping systems enabling architectural innovation: A case study on the resilient design of the Los Angeles county museum of art”
by Abel Diaz, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, USA
The papers presented during the conference were divided into 2 sessions.
Q&A Live Zoom Session
Conference delegates were invited to participate in a Q&A Live Zoom Session which took place on 26th May 2021. That friendly session was a great opportunity for participants to interact with each other and ask questions to authors about their papers.
Papers presented at this conference are published in Vol. 202 of the WIT Transactions on Built Environment (ISSN1743-3509). Papers presented at the meeting are available Open Access in the eLibrary of the Wessex Institute (https://www.witpress.com/elibrary) from where they can be freely downloaded by any interested parties.
Closing of the Conference
We are very sorry that we were not able to meet our delegates in person this year.
We would like to thank the delegates for participating in the event and look forward to meeting them at the next conference in the series.
Please click the links below to view the featured presentation videos:
Opening Address by Prof Santiago Hernandez
Seismic isolation and damping systems enabling architectural innovation: A case study on the resilient design of the Los Angeles county museum of art
Abel Diaz, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, USA