This Department carries out hazard, vulnerability and risk assessments related to a multiplicity of natural and manmade events.
The multi-year experience in earthquake engineering has been oriented to seismic micro-zonation with probabilistic and deterministic methods, to the drafting of hazard maps for both shaking and co-seismic eﬀects such as liquefaction and slope instability, to the vulnerability assessment of structures and infrastructures at different geographical scales.
Following the evaluation of the expected damage from an event, it is also possible to deﬁne and mitigate cascading eﬀects.
The department takes advantage of a data lab for the realization of platforms (mostly web based and with GIS interface for spatially distributed data) for emergency preparation and management.
Compute risks, build prevention and security.