101-0194-00L  Seismic Evaluation and Retrofitting of Existing Buildings

SemesterSpring Semester 2022
LecturersA. Tsiavos
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits2 credits
ExaminersA. Tsiavos
Typeungraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examinationEach student will self-select a project based on his or her preference from a set of existing ETH-owned buildings or other existing buildings elsewhere. She/he will work on this project alone. The student will submit a written project description (about 3 pages) during Week 3 and receive feedback before the beginning of Week 4 lecture. Each student will then prepare a short written report (about 20 pages) to outline the seismic deficiencies of the selected structure, propose possible retrofit measures and justify these measures in the SIA 269/8 or another framework. The student will submit the report in Week 7 and present a short (no longer than 15 minutes) presentation of their work in class. The assessment of the performance of each student (pass or fail) will be announced on week 8 of the semester. In case a student fails the course, she/he will be given one month (end of Week 12 of the semester) to correct and resubmit the report without re-enrollment in the course. This report will be evaluated to determine the final assessment of the performance of the student (pass or fail).