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Indicative timetable of activities

 Thursday, 7. November 2024, Grand Hotel Bernardin, Portorož
     7:00 –   8:00 Setting up posters and displays
     8:00 –   9:00 Reception and registration of participants
     9:00 –   9:45 Opening of the Conference
     9:45 – 10:45 Keynote lectures
   10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break
   11:11 – 13:00 Presentations of papers
   13:00 – 14:30 Lunch break
   14:30 – 16:00 Presentations of papers
   16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break
   16:30 – 18:00 Presentations of papers
   20:00  Gala dinner
Friday, 8 November 2024, Grand hotel Bernardin, Portorož
     9:00 – 11:00 Presentations of papers
   11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
   11:30 – 13:30 Presentations of papers
   13:30 General discussion and closing of the meeting

Keynote lectures

"Facts and misconceptions in the determination of design seismic loads", Prof. Dr. Matjaž Dolšek, UL FGG, IKPIR

This invited lecture will present the facts for the determination of design seismic loads as defined by Eurocode 8-1 and the draft new Eurocode 8-1-1. It will discuss new developments in the determination of design seismic loads based on target seismic risk and some misconceptions of clients or designers about design seismic loads in relation to acceptable seismic risk, which in Eurocode 8-1 is determined only indirectly on the basis of experience and engineering judgement.

Matjaž Dolšek is a professor at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geodesy, University of Ljubljana, and head of the Earthquake Engineering programme group. He is involved in structural design, seismic risk analysis and earthquake resistance strengthening, and has participated in numerous Slovenian and European research and professional projects, including the Seismic Stress Test of the Building Stock in the Republic of Slovenia and the determination of design seismic parameters for the NSRAO silo (landfills for low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste). He is the author of over 60 original scientific papers, and has been awarded the Zois Award for Scientific Achievements in Earthquake Engineering (2019) and the Gold Plaque of the University of Ljubljana (2023). He was also a member of the CEN/TC250/SC8/PT1 Task Group that drafted the new Eurocode 8-1-1 standard.

"Earthquake Resistance Design of Steel Moment Frames and Concentrically Braced Frames according to the New EC8", Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mario D'Aniello, University of Naples Federico II

The second generation of Eurocode 8 differs significantly from the existing EC8 standard. Many new concepts and rules have been introduced, which are the result of research in the field of earthquake-resistant steel structures over the last 20 years. This invited lecture will present the most important new features of the new EC8, focusing on the design rules for steel moment frames and concentrically braced frames in the light of current research.


Associate Prof. Dr. Mario D'Aniello is a staff member of the University of Naples Federico II. His research interests include the seismic response of steel structures, joints in steel structures, seismic strengthening of existing steel buildings, vulnerability of historic metallic structures, structural robustness and composite materials. He has developed 4 patents. He has published an ECCS book entitled "Design of steel structures for buildings in seismic areas" (by Raffaele Landolfo, Federico Mazzolani, Dan Dubina, Luís Simões da Silva, Mario D'Aniello) and more than 230 articles in journals, books and proceedings. He has participated in numerous national (14) and international (19) research projects.

Since 2017, he has been collaborating with CERN Geneva, focusing on the revision of experimental metal structures projects. Since June 2020, he is an associate member of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) as responsible for the design of structures in the DARKSIDE project. Since 2009, he has been actively involved in the Technical Committee for Earthquake Resistance Design and in the Joint Design in Steel Structures group of the ECCS. As an expert in steel structures, he participated in the preparation of the first Italian CNR standard "Structural Robustness".

He has been guest editor of various special issues in scientific journals. He is also Associate Editor of "Structures" and member of the Editorial Board of "Engineering Structures" (both published by Elsevier). He also serves as reviewer for several indexed scientific journals and national and international research projects.



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